City blames new management system for recent failures to count homeless at shelters

“The city blamed the adoption of a new management system for its recent failure to make legally required monthly disclosures of the number of homeless people sleeping in its shelters each night.

“On Thursday, a day after the Daily News inquired about why the figures haven’t been made public since last December, a Department of Homeless Services spokeswoman said the data will be posted online on Friday.”

MrMild says you would have thought that Bloomberg could manage complex technology projects.

City blames new management system for recent failures to count homeless at shelters – NY Daily News.

Former N.J. Governor Codey goes undercover to research homeless shelters

Long-time mental-health advocate and sometime-governor Richard Codey went undercover at the urging of Newark Mayor Cory Booker to investigate the state’s homeless shelters.

The article doesn’t have any breathtaking revelations, but says that the shelter system is housing more mentally ill people than the state mental health system.

N.J. Sen. Codey goes undercover to research Newark homeless shelter |

Homeless “advocates” jump all over program to make homeless into WiFi hotspots

Yes, a marketing company is paying homeless people $20 a shift to be mobile WiFi hotspots. But Partnership for the Homeless CEO Arnold Cohen (salary $242,000) says:

“It’s more than absurd — it’s stomach-turning . . . These are wonderful human beings who have lost their homes, and we need to understand the humanity of these folks and do something about it. And this is not doing something about it.”

Bite me!

via Marketing firm behind ‘Homeless Hotspots’ program considering launching it in New York  – NY Daily News.