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Marcus - Chapter 06

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"You want privacy? Move. This ain't the Hotel California." An overheard conversation between a worker and a resident at the RCCA community residence
"Everybody in New York City is looking for a job, an apartment, and a lover. If they already have one of them they are looking for a better one." A popular saying in New York City in the 1980s
By the early 1990s the municipal shelter system was in terrible disrepute. Perhaps most discredited among all the shelters was Fort Washington, which had such a terrible reputation for violence, drugs, and sexual perversion that a major Hollywood motion picture starring Matt Dillon and Danny Glover named The Saint of Fort Washington had used the shelter as its setting. In 1991 then mayor of New York David Dinkins commissioned a report on homeless policy in New York City that addressed what was viewed by many as a nearly intolerable problem. This committee was chaired by then Governor Mario Cuomo's son Andrew and came to be called the Cuomo Commission, issuing a document that would direct homeless policy for the next decade. Entitled The Way Home: A New Direction in Social Policy, the Cuomo Commission report featured a call for the city of New York to phase out the municipal shelter system in favor of small not-forprofit community residences. "You want privacy? Move. This ain't the Hotel California." An overheard conversation between a worker and a resident at the RCCA community residence "Everybody in New York City is looking for a job, an apartment, and a lover. If they already hav
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