The Coalition’s President Mary Brosnahan sits down with Department of Homeless Services Commissioner Gilbert Taylor and Queens City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer to talk with Errol Louis about homelessness and prevention efforts in New York City.
Homeless Services Commissioner Gilbert Taylor, Queens City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and the executive director of the Coalition for the Homeless, Mary Brosnahan, spoke about preventive measures designed to keep New Yorkers from becoming homeless.
Public officials and the relatively financially secure have long been guilty of turning the homeless and the poor into scapegoats — and making examples of the people perhaps in most need of compassion and help from their neighbors. It happens everywhere in America. And it’s also become all too common in most Western countries around the world.