Since 2010, more than 1,300 eviction notices have gone out because Pathways [to Housing] — which serves 700 mentally ill clients — stopped paying rent for months at a time. Pathways’ contract with the state was recently canceled, and the state attorney general is now investigating where all that taxpayer money went.
In fact, Pathway clients have good reason to fear getting the knock.
The state Office of Mental Health, Pathways’ main source of funding, said on Friday that Pathways admits 52 clients have actually been evicted since 2010. Legal Aid Society lawyers trying to fight the evictions say 24 of those evictions have occurred since Jan. 1, 2013.
So I guess we'll need more homeless shelters then?