This serious incompetence has community level impact, especially in neighborhoods like Harlem and East Harlem which have been packed with an inequitable number of shelter beds.
See the data, HERE
When unhoused New Yorkers are sent to shelters that cannot address their needs, these DHS clients are not assisted on a path to permanent housing and communities like Harlem and East Harlem experience the disfunctionality in front of their homes, in front of local businesses, and in their parks.
NYC's Department of Social Services needs to address the disfunctionality at DHS. The Department of Homeless Services is failing clients and failing our neighborhood. Our businesses, our families, and our community need DSS to act immediately.