Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Just when you thought it couldn't get any more ridiculous
The Mayor began the outreach to landlords last month by sending a robocall. Deputy Mayor Lilliam Barrios-Paoli said it was now up to these mostly young community organizers and social workers manning the phone bank to ensure success.
“They're the ones who really have to bring it home and make it happen,” she said. “We’re hopeful we can get a number of apartments out of this, probably in the hundreds. And that would be terrific.”
DHS has also hired 154 new caseworkers and inspectors at a cost of $10.5 million. They also spent more than $300,000 to renovate the space. The room across the hall is filled with projectors and video conferencing equipment.
Hmmm, so if this is the plan, and homelessness is going to be reduced, why are we still signing contracts for more permanent shelters?