NYC Starts Charging Rent at Homeless Shelters
Posted 11 May 2009 - 05:57 AM
"City officials this month began charging rent to working families staying in public homeless shelters.
The policy stems from a 1997 state law that hasn't been enforced until now. Under that law, shelter managers started to require families to pay a portion of their income, depending on the shelter and family size, according to The New York Times. Residents could be expected to pay up to half their earnings."
Posted 14 May 2009 - 01:07 AM
Posted 14 May 2009 - 01:10 AM
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Posted 14 May 2009 - 01:23 AM