NYC Comptroller finds ‘poor management’ of ballooning homelessness crisis

A $53-million-a-year city run homeless program is bleeding money, failing to track the people who participate and does not keep accurate records, a scathing new audit released Wednesday by the city Comptroller’s Office revealed.

“While the City is spending more money than ever before on services that are supposed to help people overcome and prevent homelessness, we are not seeing the reductions in homelessness that we should,” Comptroller Scott Stringer said. “There’s a human cost to the city’s failures. If we don’t keep track of the resources that are intended to help vulnerable New Yorkers, the very people we must lift up fall through the cracks.”