Activists rally to help BX, city homeless residents

THE BRONX - Homeless activists staged a rally Monday demanding jobs and better housing to help residents transition into more stable lives.

Dozens of people who collect welfare marched down 125th Street in Harlem. They are calling for the city to reform its Advantage Program.

The program is a rental subsidy for homeless people leaving shelters in the Bronx and city, but many say it?s not meeting the needs of homeless people while they?re in transition. Activists say the new city programs are forcing recipients to accept below poverty wages, and are not providing jobs or job training.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: Suspected gang members arrested in the Bronx 1 VIDEO: Suspected gang members arrested in the Bronx
2 Neighborhood Brief for April 23
3 Bronx Sportscast, April 21
An incident took place on 820 Jackson Ave. 4 Officials: Man robbed livery cab driver on Jackson Avenue
Woman claims Fitbit exploded on her wrist 5 Woman claims Fitbit exploded on her wrist

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE