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NYC Considering Better Homeless Policy and Programs

by Jeff Foreman, Director of Policy The New York City budget process moves along with continuing signs of improving homeless policy in the Big Apple. Since the De Blasio administration and Homeless Services Commissioner Gilbert Taylor came to office 15 ½ months ago New York City has gone from no real tools to important programs designed to fight and prevent homelessness in the city. For example there was absolutely no subsidy or direct housing program to transition people from shelter to permanent housing in December, 2013. Today, with support of both the city administration and the City Council, there are 6 LINC (living in the Community) subsidy programs designed to subsidize that transition for over 5,000 households annually, and a targeted priority to move 750 families (the city actually exceeded that goal this fiscal year) into NYCHA public housing units that become available each year.
Now the City Council has released its response to the Mayor’s preliminary budget submission wi…

Care for The Homeless Sponsors NYC Homeless Policy Forum 2015 Tomorrow

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Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 8th, Care for the Homeless and Baruch College is sponsoring “New York Homeless Policy Forum 2015”, a  major policy symposium and public education event aimed at bringing people interested in homeless policy together to focus on how to produce better outcomes in New York’s homeless policy operation, do so more efficiently and move the city toward ending homelessness as we know it. The program, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., features top policy makers including New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, City Homeless Services Commissioner Gilbert Taylor, Public Advocate Letitia James and City Councilman Corey Johnson. All the schedule details are listed below.
Follow live tweeting from the Forum at #homelesspolicyNYC  

Jointly Sponsored by Baruch College’s Narendra Paul Loomba  School of Management and Care for the Homeless
Wednesday, April 8, at Baruch College, Newman Library,  Room 750, 151 East 25th Street (bet. Lexington and 3rd Ave.)
9-9:25 a.m.…