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Jan 01 2022

Homeless Services Provider Lives Large on Public Money

With liberals in charge, as in New York City, homelessness is a profitable industry:

An embattled shelter and services provider that has been repeatedly lit up for failing to address the homeless situation at Penn Station blew city money on a booze cruise, fast food, and movie tickets for its staff, according to an audit.

Bowery Residents’ Committee charged the city at least $2,653 for the $36,510 catered boat ride, along with $1.4 million in other expenses that were either unsupported or not allowed, the audit by state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli’s office found.

Waste has to be brazen in the extreme for bureauweenies to notice it in the blizzard of waste that is NYC. No doubt homeless services providers wallow luxuriantly in a culture of living like czars on money expropriated from taxpayers in the name of politically sacred derelicts.

BRC’s work at MTA [Metropolitan Transportation Authority] hubs including Penn Station was previously called “very expensive” and “minimally effective” by the MTA Inspector General.

That sums up every attempt to address homelessness that does not entail making homelessness a nonviable lifestyle.

The non-profit held $527 million in city homeless service contracts as of 2019.

Half a $billion wasted, largely on graft. At least New Yorkers can be thankful that their money didn’t go to the homeless, enabling them in their life choices and thereby creating more of them.

The State Comptroller’s audit is the latest black eye for de Blasio’s Department of Homeless Services, whose oversight of $16 billion in contracts over Hizzoner’s tenure has come under repeated scrutiny.

Tracking down the $900 million entrusted to de Blasio’s lesbian poet wife Chirlane McCray to address mental illness through ThriveNYC will prove more challenging, as most of it probably found its way into a Swiss bank account.

On a tip from Steve T.


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