CFH Praises Plan to Move Families from Homeless Shelters
For Immediate Release: August 13, 2014
Contact: Dan Levitan, Dan@Berlinrosen.com, 646 200-5315
COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS PRAISES PLAN TO MOVE FAMILIES FROM HOMELESS SHELTERS
The Coalition for the Homeless released today the following statement from President and CEO Mary Brosnahan, responding to the announcement of two additional programs to move homeless families out of shelters and into stable housing:
“Mayor de Blasio’s homeless housing plan is promising, because it is both comprehensive and nuanced. The main emphasis is rightly placed on prevention to stem the tide of families pouring into emergency shelter by keeping them in their homes. Most importantly, it addresses the diverse needs of homeless families: most are homeless because they’ve been priced out of NYC’s runaway housing market; many are working full-time, but still can’t afford a place of their own; and a shocking number have fled domestic violence or have children with special needs.
“This administration, its commissioners, and its agencies understand the causes and complexities of homelessness, and understand that the harsh, punitive policies of the past have failed. They are working together to implement a well thought out plan that invests in the housing-based solutions we know can reduce New York’s unprecedented homeless crisis.”