Tompkins County
New York

Report or Discussion Item

Required client contributions to cost of temporary housing


Department:Social Services DepartmentSponsors:
Category:HousingFunctions:Social Services

Meeting History

Nov 20, 2017 4:30 PM  Health and Human Services Committee Regular Meeting
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Ms. Kephart provided a PowerPoint presentation entitled Temporary Housing Assistance - Required Shelter Payment regarding requiring homeless individuals with income and financial resources to pay a portion of their shelter costs.

Committee members expressed concerns about this and for the people who are struggling with housing and then having to pay when they need to stay in a shelter. Ms. Kelles stated she was a member of the Public Health and Mental Health Standing Committee of the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) and would reach out to the Committee to address the problem. Mrs. McBean-Clairborne suggested reaching out to State and Federal elected officials also. Ms. Kelles stated she would work with Ms. Kephart to draft a resolution addressing this and bring it back to the Committee next month.