State Audit on Homelessness Raises Concerns

The state released an audit yesterday on housing outside New York City that raised concerns about 67 shelters that were found to be in poor condition. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, in partnership with a several county comptrollers, took a look at shelters and hotels outside the city studying 387 in 49 counties. It was discovered that 320 were found to have “adequate” living conditions for a short-term alternative for homelessness including Rockland County Family Shelter. Forty-one were rated “poor” and twenty-six were rated “very poor”. DiNapoli decided to survey 57 counties outside New York City to see how many shelters each county had, and the number of homeless placements existed between December 2015 and January 2016. Of the 57, Rockland County was one of two counties that did not respond. Of the 55 counties that did respond they found 627 shelters or hotels for homeless, with approximately 80,000 individuals housed in 2015.

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