From the NY Times:
An inspection of dozens of apartments where the city houses homeless families revealed leaking pipes, water damage, doors without locks, a stained bathtub and infestations of mice and roaches, according to an audit released Friday.
Chenoa Hart, who lives at 1175 Walton Avenue with her two daughters, said she had seen mice in her home for months.
The audit, conducted by the city comptroller, William C. Thompson Jr., included one Midtown hotel and six so-called cluster housing sites — apartment buildings with social services nearby — in the Bronx.
“The conditions in which these families lived were completely deplorable, and so I immediately brought them to the attention of the Department of Homeless Services,” Mr. Thompson said in a statement. “It is totally unacceptable that families in need are living in unsafe and unsanitary conditions under the city’s watch.”
And with the City's Department of Homeless Services allowing shady companies with no history, like the Queens Alliance (which has no real address, just a phony one in Brooklyn), to open transient shelters for drug and alcohol addicts, there are sure to be many more problems down the road.