Lawsuit Seeks Greater State Support to Combat Homelessness

As New York City and state officials fight in public over the best policy prescriptions for helping the city manage its homeless population, another battle is taking place in court.

In late December last year, the Legal Aid Society, which was run for years by Mayor Bill de Blasio’s current Human Resources Administration commissioner Steve Banks, decided to file a lawsuit against the state’s Office of Temporary Disability and Assistance, the state agency that oversees homeless shelters and public assistance programs.

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