Categories:  'Criminal Justice & Incarceration Society'  

Unregulated Three-Quarter Houses are not a Suitable Alternative for Permanent Housing

Three-quarter housing is ineffective and unregulated, intended to be a middle step between homelessness and permanent housing but instead reflects the inability of the city [...]

Three-quarter housing is ineffective and unregulated, intended to be a middle step between homelessness and permanent housing but instead reflects the inability of the city to deal with the homelessness crisis. These unregulated dwellings cram up to eight people to a room and deal with parasites and blocked exits. Residents hope to find permanent housing soon, but the monthly allowance is far too little to pay for anything. Three-quarter homes are difficult to track and residents are cautious to speak for fear of retaliation.

In early 2017, New York City Council passed bills intending to help the three-quarter housing situation. These bills enforce stricter regulations on landlords interfering with tenants’ medical treatment, tenant’s access to emergency relocation, and for all tenants to be informed of their housing rights. Even then, the city legislation does not address the underlying problems of homelessness and does nothing to create permanent housing solutions.

Facebook Link

Articles

Publication Date: 02/08/2015
Source: The New York Times
Author: Kim Barker
Publication Date: 29/10/2016
Source: The New York Times
Author: The Editorial Board
Publication Date: 01/02/2017
Source: The New York Times
Author: Kim Barker
Publication Date: 2/1/17
Source: New York Times
Author: Kim Barker