A Plan to End City Homelessness in 10 Years

New York Times | June 13, 2002

By Nina Bernstein

In a 10-year plan to end homelessness in New York City, a statewide coalition of 150 nonprofit housing and social service agencies is calling for the addition of 16,000 apartments tied to social services, an increase in rent subsidies and more accountability by government agencies for people they release into homelessness.

Bolstered by a Bush administration pledge to end chronic homelessness in a decade, the plan reflects an emerging national consensus among those who provide services for the homeless that money must be shifted from managing expensive shelters to expanding the supply of suitable low-income housing…

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