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Rent Hikes for the Homeless!

For the past few years, many of the city's homeless families have gotten vouchers for free or discounted rents. Now, the Bloomberg administration hopes to require that at least one family member has a job before a family gets a rent subsidy. And those subsidies will be lower, so that families will have to pay 30 percent of their income in rent, rather than the $50/month they paid before. But eighty percent of homeless families would be exempt from the new rules. [NYT]