Pact Requires City to Shelter Homeless Men

New York Times | August 27, 1981

By Robin Herman

New York City must provide clean and safe shelter to every homeless man who seeks it, according to an agreement signed in State Supreme Court yesterday by city and state officials and a lawyer for six homeless men who sued for that commitment nearly two years ago.

The agreement also sets standards to prohibit overcrowding at the city’s expanded shelter on Wards Island, a large shelter in the Catskills and at various Bowery hotels where the men are now sent after processing at the Men’s Shelter on the Bowery….

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