Shelters Swell After Rental Aid Is Halted

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    June 14, 2012, 10:16 p.m. ET

    After funding cutbacks ended a New York City rental-assistance program earlier this year, hundreds of recipients—most of them children—have returned to the homeless shelter system, according to city statistics.

    The program, called Advantage, came to a halt in February. At the time, upward of 18,700 people made up the 6,482 households that were receiving rent subsidies.

    Since then, nearly 500 people, 300 of them children, have found their way back into shelters, officials said.

    Both city officials and homeless advocates expect the number to grow significantly. The city estimates nearly 1,000 families could return to city homeless shelters by year's end, while a new study to be released Friday from the Coalition for the Homeless estimates 3,000 Advantage families will return this year, with 2,000 of those returning as a direct result of the payments ending.
    The increase comes as the shelter system is already grappling with record numbers of homeless. As of April, there were 43,000 people, including 17,000 children, sleeping each night in city shelters

    READ MORE Homeless Shelter Population on Rise After Rental Aid Is Halted - WSJ.com
     
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    giving people money didn't help them improve themselves to the point they could pay their own rent.

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    Yes u are correct but whats better giving a rental property owner business at the same time helping these families get on there feet, in the Great depression of 2012 or sticking these homeless Families back in some crime infested state run homeless shelter, with the cost at double the cost it would be giving them rental assistance.. also more then likely on the south side of town.
     
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    The swelling shelters of soho are swearing and sweltering in a swamp of sweat and big gulp sweet drinks.
     
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    Yes u are correct Thank you but whats better giving a rental property owner business from the pool of tax money?, clearly it failed. at the same time helping these families get on there feet, it was never intended to get them on their feet. You must learn that welfare is not inteneded for short term help, it's intended for long term control in the Great depression of 2012 complete and utter horseshit or sticking these homeless Families back in some crime infested state run homeless shelter, :link: with the cost at double the cost it would be giving them rental assistance..:link: also more then likely on the south side of town:link:

    Shelters are often FAR safer than housing.
     

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