Number of domestic violence victims in NYC homeless shelters spikes, Stringer says not enough is done to aid them

October 21, 2019

Originally published in amNY on October 21, 2019.

“Essentially the purpose of this bill is to provide an option for survivors of domestic violence to remove themselves from a dangerous living situation without facing legal or financial penalties,” Biaggi said. “While the city has taken action in recent years to expand capacity of domestic violence shelters and increase subsidized housing for survivors, they still face significant obstacles to access and safe alternatives to provide the demand.”