Judge rules against city in notification of NYC homeless policy


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A controversial change in the city's homeless policy advocated by the Bloomberg administration was dealt a blow Tuesday when a judge ruled that the mayor's office didn't properly notify the public about the proposed change.

The decision by State Supreme Court Justice Judith Gische was a victory for Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who spearheaded a lawsuit against the Department of Homeless Services in November.

Under the proposal, which has yet to be implemented, single adults would be turned away if they have other options for housing, such as staying with family or friends.

City officials plan to appeal the ruling.

Tags: News , Department of Homeless Services , Seth Diamond , Christine Quinn

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