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(New York Daily News)   NYCHA is putting homeless families ahead of domestic violence victims on public housing waiting lists. It's probably too soon for another Tick reference, isn't it   ( divider line
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2014-07-31 11:36:23 AM  
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vudukungfu: Always strikes me how hosing is provided for people that show up to work on farms from other countries.
If only we could put the homeless and unemployed to work there.

I'm pretty sure the migrant workers are housed in those places only on the stipulation that they work in the fields. There's a reason migrant workers are brought in for those jobs. It's because not even the homeless and chronically unemployed are willing to do them.

And concentrating the homeless and chronically unemployed in isolated work camps sounds like it will invite considerable scrutiny and criticism to me. Maybe we can put up a sign that says "work can set you free" or something.
2014-07-31 05:42:44 PM  
2 votes:
Welcome to 'Sanctuary City', where most of our homeless are now from other states or other nations. We've become a magnet to the worlds trash. But what else do you expect in a democratic stronghold city, looking to ensure the next wave of voters know to check the 'D' ticket.

Do you know a kid from a homeless family, even if they just got here from El Salvador or from Alabama, has 'first dibs' on enrolment in their local school? Yes, a kid from 2,000 miles away gets priority over that classroom seat from the kid who lives across the street.

Boss Tweed is alive and well. Soup and bread out on the docks.
2014-07-31 11:16:15 AM  
2 votes:
Am I supposed to be outraged over this? A homeless family doesn't have anywhere else to live. A victim might have family they could stay with

/ten dollars says they only accept female victims of domestic abuse while male victims get ignored
2014-07-31 11:14:22 AM  
2 votes:
Tough choice.

I'd say giving those without a home a home is indeed a higher priority than giving someone who has a home a different home, especially since shouldn't the man or woman perpetrating the domestic violence be in jail?

//I know.  They don't want to testify against the person that beats them.
2014-07-31 05:39:19 PM  
1 vote:
I can't believe nobody has done this yet.  I guess it falls to me.

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2014-07-31 12:23:36 PM  
1 vote:
Yeah family trumps "victim."
2014-07-31 12:17:27 PM  
1 vote:
Yeah, there's no good answer here, I'd hate to be the person who has to make this decision.
2014-07-31 12:00:39 PM  
1 vote:

DrewCurtisJr: So how does the domestic violence preference work? Most of the ones I've heard of give preference to victims who are living in shelters, I don't know why they wouldn't just classify those people as homeless as well.

Some do qualify as homeless too.  Apparently some victim advocates pushed for them to up the number of apartments reserved for the homeless, as it is easier for them to qualify (preference given if they have a child & job) than it is to qualify under the documentation for domestic violence victims.  70% of those in domestic violence shelters do not qualify for the domestic violence victim priority.

They're talking about 15% of the total yearly vacancies, and it's a capped number that get a higher priority, so it does not block the next priority group from getting in,  and both groups still have priority over any other groups.  It doesn't seem like much of a story, really.
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