09.18.08

NYC Homeless Families Lawsuit Settled

Posted in Negligence at 10:35 am by kevin

New York City Major Bloomberg and his administration have decided to settle a class action lawsuit concerning homeless families stemming back to 1983. The longstanding lawsuit acknowledges that plans to reduce the homeless population as expected have failed.

There are currently over 9,000 homeless families that include over 14,000 homeless children in New York City. The Legal Aid Society filed the lawsuit in 1983 to call attention to the problem of homelessness in the city.

At issue has been the right to shelter in NYC for men, women and homeless children. The settlement relieves the city of the burden of using time and employee resources to carry out over 40 detailed court order. After this settlement, however, a new lawsuit will go forward over similar issues.