N.Y. Mayor To Unveil Mental Health Initiative For Homeless People
The plan, which has an estimated price tag of about $22 million, would identify homeless people who have demonstrated violent tendencies and move them toward mental health services.
The New York Times:
De Blasio, Facing Criticism, Is Taking On Homelessness With $22 Million Initiative
On Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio is set to appear with his wife, Chirlane McCray, to announce a $22 million mental health initiative that his administration says will aid the homeless. (Grynbaum and Stewart, 8/5)
The Wall Street Journal:
Mayor Plans New Homeless Initiative
New York City will move to locate homeless people who have shown violent tendencies and push them toward mental-health care, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office is expected to announce Thursday. ... The city is expected to spend $22 million on the plan, according to a person briefed on it. About $8 million of the plan will pay for more caseworkers and police officers throughout the shelter system. The city is also planning to pair social workers with police officers and focus more on homeless people who are supposed to take medication. (Dawsey, 8/5)