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Amid de Blasio’s Modest Goals on Homelessness, State Proposal Gains Support

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s declaration that the best New York City could do to reduce the ranks of homeless people in its shelters was to move 2,500 out over five years is rallying advocates and some elected officials behind a plan now working its way through the State Legislature.

Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi, a Queens Democrat, has proposed a statewide rental assistance program that would help families receiving public assistance stay in their homes by bridging the gap between the rent subsid

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