Department of Social Services

Is your bill too damn high? Electricity usage typically goes up in the summer, and a recent rate hike isn’t helping.
Two residents have come forward with new accusations of harassment and threats, while four employees say bosses shorted their pay at the converted hotel the nonprofit is still running.
The Legal Aid Society and Legal Services NYC are being authorized to help tenants facing eviction by processing rental assistance applications directly.
After five months, tenants and landlords are still unable to use an application that would streamline access to city-funded rental assistance benefits.
A landlord filed 54 Housing Court cases last week demanding months and even years of unpaid rent. Tenants say the city Department of Social Services didn’t come through on its share of the bill.
City social service agency imposes limits on orders of fruits and vegetables under federally funded P-FRED initiative. “We didn’t hear anything,” says one volunteer.
Young people sleeping in New York’s youth homeless shelters and those leaving foster care will soon have direct access to housing vouchers, thanks to a pair of bills the City Council passed Tuesday.
The city has now left all its notorious “cluster” shelter sites. Family homelessness is down. Eric Adams has hinted he likes the Department of Social Services commissioner. Is Banks ready for round two?
A case filed by Legal Aid late Thursday seeks to mandate single-occupancy hotel rooms for single adult homeless New Yorkers for the duration of the crisis.
While some in Lower Manhattan are fundraising $1M for a lawsuit against the city, “Friends of FiDi” has packed welcome kits for homeless men. The West Siders helping them organize hope the movement spreads.
Needy New Yorkers keep seeking aid in person while coronavirus rages — including inside city Department of Social Services offices.
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For more than a year, Alvin Linton has pleaded for Adult Protective Services to help him avoid joining the growing ranks of 1,400 elderly homeless.
Commitment to place 2,000 people in “safe havens” and apartments comes amid resistance to stays in strict and sometimes dangerous shelters.
While conversions to permanent housing have helped shrink the number of homeless families, transition to promised 90 new shelters proves slow going.