The New York Homeless epidemic is getting out of hand, so what is the Big Apple doing about it you ask? They are shipping their homeless to other states like New Jersey and Atlanta.
The Special One-Time Assistance Program is in full swing, and people are starting to get upset. A great idea in theory has turned into a nightmare.
New York has set up a deal with landlords and their homeless population. Under the program New York is shipping their homeless to apartment complexes and paying the landlords one-year of rent up front. Of course the slum lords will take that money and not have to worry about what happens next.
This has been going on since 2017. New York has shipped nearly 5,000 homeless families down to Atlanta and across the river to Newark, Orange and Irvington, New Jersey.
Some of the apartments are unsafe, crawling with roaches and some have structural damage.
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka has taken a stand against NYC filing a federal lawsuit. Over the past two years, 1,400 homeless have been shipped to Newark apartment complexes, sometimes completely under the radar.
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