For years, overloaded caseworkers at APS have struggled and sometimes failed to provide state-mandated services to the city’s most vulnerable adults. In at least two instances over the past several years, city officials determined that those failures contributed to the death of an APS client, according to disciplinary records obtained through an open records request. Illustration: Vincent Panzeca
The city routinely sanctions poor New Yorkers receiving cash assistance, but those penalties are often reversed when recipients appeal.
City HIV and AIDS Services Administration now requires those living with people collecting benefits to participate in a work program
“I don’t think we really know what’s going on, quite honestly, and it’s not through lack of asking,” budget director tells Council
The city’s public housing agency knew where its disabled and elderly residents lived when superstorm Sandy struck. That doesn’t mean it was able to aid them afterward. But who should have?
At the Park Slope armory, volunteers care for hundreds of people with special needs displaced from the Rockaways by Sandy
Bike-powered generators and open fire hydrants fill a void left as federal aid workers focus elsewhere in region
Relief agency must coordinate regional relief efforts from storm-locked Manhattan
One tactic: names that sound like those of government agencies