It has been about a month since the Bloomberg administration has announced it will make a 50% cut of $1.5 million to youth shelter bed programs in New York City. Funny thing is that this month it was also announced that New York City will see a budget surplus of $1.7 billion. Oh and you know that CityTime scandal that lost the city $80 million? Yeah, Bloomberg insists there is no turning back and the c
By some counts, the city has enough boarded up apartments to house all New York's homeless. Activists and public officials are pursuing a variety of strategies to spur building owners to put those warehoused apartments out on the market.
Statement by New York State Senator Reverend Diaz, Member of the New York State Senate Committee on Social Services, Children and Families presented to the New York City Council General Welfare Committee on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 - 1:00 PM
Topic: Department of Homeless Services: New Policy for Family Intake and Overnight Placements
On Friday, October 12, 2007, I held a press conference outside of the PATH emergency family shelter located at 346 Powers Avenue in The Bronx. We were there to bear witness to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s new policy for the City’s homeless services. My Chief of Staff, Ms. Camella Pinkney-Price, joined us at the PATH Shelter on Friday, October 12, 2007 and returned several nights after to personally witness the treatment of Bronx families who attempted to seek emergency shelter.
October 12, 2007 - PATH Family Homeless Shelter [Bronx, NY] I am here today to send a message to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his Administration that we will not stand for any policy that denies shelter to any family or person seeking assistance.
A few months ago, I sent a letter to Mayor Bloomberg, expressing my concern regarding the New York City educational system. In such letter, I wrote to him that as a result of his failing educational policies; instead of him being the Education Mayor as he promised, his legacy will be the "The Education Mess, Confusion and Chaos Mayor."