Under Settlement, City Shelters Will Do More for the Disabled

New York City’s homeless services agency, under a settlement reached this week, has agreed to do more to accommodate homeless people who are disabled.

The Center for Independence of the Disabled, one of the groups that filed the class-action lawsuit, counts 32 beds that are accessible to disabled people in the city’s shelter system, which houses tens of thousands of people and is augmented by thousands of hotel rooms and so-called cluster apartments.

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