Washington, D.C. – January 5, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office announced today a review of all the city’s homeless service agencies. In response, the Coalition for the Homeless issued this statement from President & CEO Mary Brosnahan:
“Gilbert Taylor began the important work of transitioning DHS away from the failed Bloomberg era policies – focusing instead on moving homeless New Yorkers into permanent housing.
“We are extremely heartened that Steve Banks, who brings decades of experience working with indigent New Yorkers, and Tony Shorris will lead this important and timely review and reorganization.
“As New York continues to grapple with near record homelessness, we hope this review and reorganization will address the front end of the single adult shelter system and allow the most marginalized and vulnerable of our neighbors to come in off the streets and get the help they need.”