New York, NY –
Mayor Michael Bloomberg appointed a new commissioner of Homeless Services. Linda Gibbs will take over the post – after previously serving as a deputy commissioner at the Administration for Children’s Services. There are now almost 30 thousand adults and families staying in the city shelter system – a record number. As WNYC’s Beth Fertig reports, the new mayor’s approach to the problem seems very different from that of his predecessor.
Beth Fertig is WNYC’s Contributing Editor for Education. She previously covered politics, which included City Hall during the Giuliani administration, and the U.S. Senate campaigns of Charles Schumer and Hillary Clinton. She also covered transportation and infrastructure.