Since 2010, more than 1,300 eviction notices have gone out because Pathways to Housing — which serves 700 mentally ill clients — stopped paying rent for months at a time.
The words “back to school” carry with them all the energy, excitement and nervousness associated with a new class, new teachers, new subjects and even new friends. But for the children of homeless families going back to school it’s about a lot more than first-day butterflies.
“Contrary to what the New York Post would have you believe, Project Reconnect is a common-sense program that helps homeless New Yorkers reconnect with loved ones. Under Project Reconnect, not only do homeless individuals get to make the voluntary choice to move in to a more stable living situation, but it also allows taxpayer dollars to be used more efficiently. No family or individual is forced to be part of this voluntary program and it is strictly for those who choose to receive help to return to a more stable life.”