A year-long study found that confusion about the nature and length of the application process for affordable housing was a big problem for that system—though perhaps not as big as the realities of supply and demand.
The mayor sharply increased the number of housing placements for shelter residents. But ‘the steep increase in the number of newly homeless families is cause for great concern,’ the report finds.
Thirteen years after settling a case over mental-health discharge planning for people leaving Rikers, New York is getting closer to the goals it agreed to. But looming changes in federal policy could create new obstacles.
This op-ed argues: ‘With Trumpmageddon looming, undocumented immigrants may have very learned the hard way that government, whether local or federal, liberal or conservative, may never be able provide them a true sanctuary.’