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Gail Robinson, editor in chief of GothamGazette.com, explains the new homeless shelter policy which has been halted by the City Council and discusses the significance of a lawsuit against the Mayor.
As I hunt every city, state and federal website for a job, there areso many housing federal grants, but the paperwork is discouraging to get through. Having said that, perhaps bloomberg is attempting to placethe homeless where someone, somewhere could take advantage of these funds??? No I'm joking for he doesn't think of them.( Non voting bloc)
How many non profits exist now, as a result of free govt money? Bloombergand Bush help proliferate their existance, but i dont know of anyone thathas benefited from those dollars except the individuals that created them.
Recently Scott Stringer in his attempt to win votes for the upcoming elecction, was calling for "VOLENTEERS" (now there's a dirty word). To doleout dollars to non profits.
Bloomberg has empowered the Boro President's and local athorities to the point of silencing any voice of opposition to their power hungry policies.Everyone goes along with what transpires without speaking up. Out of fear. I live across from the criminal court house, and the homeless shelter, which is located behind the boro president's office. These city officials believe the public recourses belong to them for thier own enjoyment, and work very hard to ensure locals are kept our of public spaces. (Am example the veteran's memorial garden on Queens Blvd, it is help under lock and key. Can someone tell me why??? Could it be to keep the homeless from enjoying the beautiful space. Reserved only for court employees.....
Minister Founds Tent City for NJ HomelessFive years ago, Minister Steve Brigham founded an encampment for the homeless on a wooded piece of public property in Lakewood, NJ As Americans continue to struggle to find work, the community has expanded to nearly 70 peoplehttp://www.newslook.com/videos/376681-minister-founds-tent-city-for-nj-homeless?autoplay=true
Hi, Being homeless is no joke. It is not to be taken lightly. I was homeless and in many ways still am. About 3 years ago I lived on the streets and the subway. No shelter for me because I would not/could not give up my cat. No family because they wouldn’t/couldn’t have me in California. I think the new policy proposed by Mayor Bloomberg is wrong. It would dump people into places where they are not wanted. I doubt people really go to a shelter if they have other options. Eugenia Renskoff
On one hand the Bloomberg administration 'forgets' to collect 8.9 million dollars in taxes from NYC hotels and on the other hand they say they have to add to the misery of poor people in desperate straits to save - what did they say - 4 million dollars?
How is it those with nothing are being squeezed and those with more than enough are being coddled?
Bloomberg is despicable - it's amazing he still has his eye on running for President.
I know of a few campers and vans that park on the streets of Manhattan where you can't even see inside the windows because of garbage or personal effects. Sometimes the tires are flat. These "homes on wheels" seem to be in the same spot all the time, even on alternate side parking streets. I presume there are many people living on the streets in camper like vehicles.
Why is it so wrong for city tax payers to be responsible for providing shelter to each individual, and their children, who present themselves as being in need of shelter, especially during the extreme conditions of New York's winters and summers?
And this is the wealthiest city in the world? Or just the stingiest? Is Bloomberg the 12th stingiest person in the world?
You'd think a person would wait till they'd exhausted all the possibilities before going to a homeless shelter (meaning, they've already imposed on their relatives, etc and overstayed their welcome).
But there are people who have parents who'd let them stay with them, but whose parents are also extremely detrimental to their mental health, and undermining to their goals of independence. These people are better off not relying on their parents. There are many reasons a person would avoid staying with a relative.
I used to work in the District Office of a City Council Member. I worked with many homeless families and individuals who were denied shelter because DHS indicated that they could reside with a friend or family member. This policy is not new.
Everyone needs to understand the real purpose of this policy: its an attempt by the Bloomberg administration to undermine the true number of homeless NYers. The number of homeless persons has become so large, its an embarrassment and a gaping hole in his "legacy".
What about the brothers, etc who do not want the homeless relative, friend living with them?
Who would choose to go to a shelter if they had an alternative? Please explain, as there may very well be credible answer to this question.Also, would these extensive interviews be conducted EVERY night a person seeks shelter?
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