On Thursday Mayor Bloomberg filed a lawsuit against Comptroller Liu for rejecting two contracts for city homeless shelters earlier this month. The Coalition's President Mary Brosnahan issued the following statement:
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The contracts rejected by Comptroller Liu are another reminder that Mayor Bloomberg and Deputy Mayor Linda Gibbs pledged in 2003 to end the scattered-site program and get NYC out of routinely paying slumlords to shelter homeless New Yorkers.
Instead of doubling down on handshake deals to shelter the record 50,000 men, women and children who are homeless tonight, we can save NYC taxpayers money and help thousands of families get back on their feet by directing these resources to provide safe, affordable housing to those most in need.