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Bloomberg and the Homeless

Friday, January 11, 2002

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.

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