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WNYC News

Top Court Rejects Bloomberg's Homeless Policy

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

New York State’s top court on Tuesday blocked the Bloomberg administration's plan to impose new requirements on single adults trying to enter homeless shelters.

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WNYC News

City Temporarily Halts Controversial Homeless Policy

Thursday, November 10, 2011

A new controversial homeless policy set to take effect Monday will be halted until December 9. The new policy would have allowed staff at an intake center to deny shelter to individuals if, after reviewing where they've lived over the past year, they determined someone such as a friend or relative could take them in.

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WNYC News

City Shelters Require Working Families to Start Savings Accounts

Friday, January 21, 2011

Working families staying at city homeless shelters must now pay into savings accounts that will be returned to them once they leave.

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