Department of Homeless Services announces changes to shelters

Commissioner Gilbert Taylor announced the changes along with

Commissioner Gilbert Taylor announced the changes along with Public Advocate Letitia James on Tuesday afternoon. (April 15, 2014 6:25 PM)

The Department of Homeless Services is making changes to its system to improve how the homeless population is treated.

Commissioner Gilbert Taylor announced the changes along with Public Advocate Letitia James on Tuesday afternoon.

The goal is to promote fairness and make the system more transparent.

One of the biggest changes is to the "four-hour rule" regarding overnight stays....

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