BX residents worried over end to Advantage Program

The city's decision to end the Advantage Program due to budget cuts has many Bronx tenants wondering where they're going to live next and how

THE BRONX - The city's decision to end the Advantage Program due to budget cuts has many Bronx tenants wondering where they're going to live next and how they'll pay for it.

The program has provided housing for more than 16,000 formerly homeless residents throughout the city, but officials announced in April that funds had run out.

An injunction filed against the city attempted to keep the program running, but a court ruling found that, "In the absence of an enforceable contract, defendants are not bound to maintain benefits under a social sciences program."

Bershanda Washington says that like many others, she has an income, but it's just not enough to pay for her apartment. She says she's praying every day that an eviction notice doesn't show up on her door.

Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. (D-The Bronx) says that if residents reach out to his office, it will work with them to keep a roof over their heads when the program ends.

Ruling could put thousands of BX families on the street More than 6,000 ex-homeless could lose rent help

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Con Edison has offered a few tips you 1 Con Ed offers storm safety tips
VIDEO: Discovery of human remains in freezer shocks 2 VIDEO: Discovery of human remains in freezer shocks neighbors
Man loses finger after machete attack in the 3 Man loses finger after machete attack in the Bronx
Police have made an arrest in connection with 4 Police arrest man accused of hiding body parts at Hunts Point waste station
Norwood residents are advocating for more security and 5 Residents demand better security, lighting after man beaten in lobby

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