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Old 08-25-2017, 12:46 PM
 
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I get that the city is currently spending astronomical amounts on hotel rooms to house shelter residents, but to me this doesn't seem like the best solution either.

Imagine you live in a building where all of your neighbors decide to rent their extra room to shelter residents. That would dramatically change the nature of your living environment.

I guess if it's only one room here or there, maybe no big deal, but it seems to me that certain buildings and neighborhood are more likely to have people taking the city up on this offer. That would be people who are desperate for some extra income and don't mind bringing the shelter into their home.
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Old 08-25-2017, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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It's the city's version of AirBnb. Since I imagine the program will be willing to pay market rate, I could see a lot of 2,3 and 4 bedroom apartments getting occupied this way but I guess it depends upon the limitations.
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Old 08-25-2017, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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Old 08-25-2017, 01:55 PM
 
Location: LES & Brooklyn
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This program has been on going for a few years now and just now being advertised. This is how the
LINC Program works
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Old 08-25-2017, 01:56 PM
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Crazy!
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Old 08-25-2017, 02:03 PM
 
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I though AirBnB was going to be illegal.
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Old 08-25-2017, 02:05 PM
 
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"I get that the city is currently spending astronomical amounts on hotel rooms to house shelter residents, but to me this doesn't seem like the best solution either.

Imagine you live in a building where all of your neighbors decide to rent their extra room to shelter residents. That would dramatically change the nature of your living environment.

I guess if it's only one room here or there, maybe no big deal, but it seems to me that certain buildings and neighborhood are more likely to have people taking the city up on this offer. That would be people who are desperate for some extra income and don't mind bringing the shelter into their home."



OP, please not that the city has always spent an astronomical amount on hotel rooms to house the homeless. Not new at all.
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Old 08-25-2017, 02:14 PM
 
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OP, please not that the city has always spent an astronomical amount on hotel rooms to house the homeless. Not new at all.
The cost has been rising. Maybe it was extremely high before and now it's astronomical. Anyway I don't know why you're being picky about the content of my post. Do you have anything else to say about the issue?

NYC spent $648K to house homeless in hotels for one night

The report, which Stringer plans to make public Monday, also revealed that the average daily cost for commercial hotel bookings for the city’s homeless skyrocketed a whopping 600 percent over 16 months — going from $82,214 per day in November 2015 to $576,203 in February 2017."
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Old 08-25-2017, 02:19 PM
 
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Yet the federal powers are reporting little to no inflation in our economies. Go figure.
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Old 08-25-2017, 02:27 PM
 
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this is a sly way of getting welfare. Sorry, but I can declare myself homeless and then find a random family member to rent a room and then we get money from the city for me staying there. Um, hello? am i the only one who can see the major graft in this set up?
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