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Steve Banks Had Big Goals for Shelters, and Hit the Mark on Some. Should He Stay?

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?

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Hotel Shelter Operator Stiffed Homeless Families on Toilet Paper and Microwaves

New filing submitted by a court-appointed receiver finds a host of failings at Childrens Community Services — including a 55% staff turnover rate.

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Eviction Drop Fuels Push to Expand Free Housing Help for Low-Income NYC Tenants

Citywide eviction rate fell 18% over the last two years — credited, in part, to the Right to Counsel law. City Council mulls increasing eligibility.

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City Red-Flagged Failed Homeless Hotel Firm Before $359M Deal

The city awarded a Queens nonprofit a nine-figure contract — even after serious management issues emerged. Now the outfit is under receivership.

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