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More homeless families denied at shelters after NYC toughens eligibility

April 7, 2017
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NYC Homeless Services Commissioner Steven Banks asked the state to require families to show “clear, convincing and credible evidence” they truly have no place else to go. His request was granted. (ANTHONY DELMUNDO/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

NYC Homeless Services Commissioner Steven Banks asked the state to require families to show “clear, convincing and credible evidence” they truly have no place else to go. His request was granted. (ANTHONY DELMUNDO/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

Fewer families are flooding into New York City’s homeless shelters after eligibility requirements were tightened, with just 38 percent of the families seeking shelter approved in February, down from last year’s average of 50 percent, the Daily News reports.

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