New York City is consolidating its system of rental subsidies after four years of complaints from landlords wary of accepting vouchers and homeless people who have tried to use the vouchers to move out of shelters.
The city’s current system leaves homeless people to figure out which voucher program they qualify for. Some programs require a person to have had a shelter stay of 90 days and a full-time job. Some are limited to families with children. Others are for older people.