NYC Dept. of Homeless Services fails to connect homeless people to proper resources, officials say
The state comptroller says NYC's Department of Homeless Services is not doing nearly enough to provide the city's homeless people with the resources they need.
Friday, December 2, 2022 11:59AM More Videos A scathing audit from the state comptroller said that NYC's Department of Homeless Services is failing to connect homeless people to the proper resources.We rely on your support to make local news available to all Make your contribution now and help Gothamist thrive in 2022.Subscribe to our weekday newsletter Add WBUR to your morning routine The email address entered is invalid It's Boston local news in one concise, fun and informative email Thank you! You have been subscribed to WBUR Today.promoting a Wells Fargo credit card people can use to pay rent.
NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- The state comptroller dealt New York City's Department of Homeless Services a scathing audit, saying the department is failing to connect homeless people with the proper resources.In the audit, data from 2018 and 2022 revealed more than a quarter of people diagnosed with mental illness and nearly half of people diagnosed with drug or alcohol abuse were not placed in appropriate shelters.According to statistics from the mayor's office, city employees cleared 3,198 homeless encampments – or 14 sites a day – from public spaces between March 18 and the end of October, which also includes multiple sweeps of the same locations.Some of them were linked to two recent murders, an attempted murder, a robbery, a shelter suicide and two drug overdoses.There's a lot of homeless people that they just talk to themselves because they going through something.The Adams administration did not provide information on how long those individuals stayed and did not immediately respond to requests for comment.So I don't think it's right," Toni Hayes, who is homeless, said."These new protocols and trainings will ensure that agencies and systems responsible for connecting our community members with severe mental illnesses to treatments are working in unison to get them the support they need and deserve," Wong said.
This report came after the mayor announced a new directive that allows police to force homeless people suffering from mental illnesses into hospitals.On Tuesday, Adams ramped up his approach, announcing that the city will involuntarily hospitalize people suffering from mental illness even if they pose no overt threat to themselves or others.Some homeless people are speaking out against this policy."Personally, I believe that everybody has freedom, a will.But homeless advocates have blasted the mayor’s encampment sweeps since they began in the spring, saying they only chase people from one location to another and don't address the underlying problems that cause homelessness.This is America.Everybody has a choice to get treatment," Elijah Murphy, who is homeless, said.The thousands of sweeps that the city has conducted are horrific and are part and parcel of the city’s war on poor and homeless New Yorkers,” said Karim Walker, an organizer and outreach worker at the Safety Net Project of the Urban Justice Center.
Despite any resistance, the mayor doubled down yesterday and told reporters he would not "punt" on the issues like previous mayors.ALSO READ |.The fact that the city knows this and continues to conduct these sweeps is deplorable and is little more than political theater," Walker added.
This is and was a scam from the start.we know the rat king doesn't have what it takes to be the leader of new york city. His is just a puppet All that socialwork and fake outreach is nothing more than a scam to get contracts and keep the people at the top paid CityFHEPS fails to pay landlords 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🇺🇸
So they aren't doing their job - FIRE THEM If they refuse assistance, and prefer to continue breaking laws, eject them from the city. During Covid they were able to find hotels/housing for them but them dashed them back out on the streets. Homeless services needs better staffing who cares about their jobs!
Connections? You mean call them head of time to discuss where and how they want to be picked up!! What!? But they can get all the illegals the right connections! Shame on libnuts in NY.
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NYC Mayor Adams faces backlash for move to involuntarily hospitalize homeless peopleMayor Eric Adams announced this week that officials will begin hospitalizing more homeless people by involuntarily providing care to those deemed to be in 'psychiatric crisis.' Asylums Disgraceful. Are they also going to involuntarily hospitalize housed people “deemed to be in crisis”? And why not?
NYC Mayor Adams faces backlash for move to involuntarily hospitalize homeless peopleNYC Mayor Eric Adams announced this week that officials will begin hospitalizing more homeless people by involuntarily providing care to those deemed to be in 'psychiatric crisis.' i mean at least they will get a turkey sammie Oh this should be a reality tv show cause I see people getting their buttshsnded to them by the homeless You can’t involuntarily treat people against their will. There’s no “gray” about it. What an absolute worthless, draconian plan.
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Blistering state audit finds New York City's homeless services are failing people with mental illnessThe state comptroller's office has released a blistering report about New York City's failure to handle mentally ill homeless people in the shelter system. elijahwestbrook reports. elijahwestbrook I wonder how much money to took to produce that report? Pretty sure we already know it’s broken, scrap it and start over! Elijah, thanks for reporting on this issue. Please msg me, may have a story.
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