From the Brooklyn Paper:
The city is moving to reverse an earlier decision to halt more than $100 million worth of health care service contracts to a Bushwick-based nonprofit that is the subject of two federal investigations and the city’s own fraud probe.
The Human Resources Administration indicated that it would continue funding two new contracts to the homecare division of the Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council this week, providing $135 million in contracts for home attendant services in Brooklyn and Queens.
Mayor Bloomberg justified the new contracts to Ridgewood Bushwick by saying that the nonprofit is providing essential services.
“There is no other organization at the moment capable of providing the services to the community that really needs it,” said Bloomberg. “Nobody with the scale and the experience, and [Department of Investigation commissioner Rose Gill Hearn] said in terms of that, they’re doing a good job.”
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