From CBS 2 New York:
Mayor Michael Bloomberg says New York City has made its homeless shelters so “much more pleasurable” that there’s less pressure for people to leave.
Bloomberg said Thursday that before he came into office, the shelter system was an “abomination.” He said he’s proud they “provide a safe, clean environment with on-site security, support services and caseworkers for children on site.”
We have made our shelter system so much better that unfortunately when people are in it, or fortunately depending on what your objective is, it is a much more pleasurable experience,” he said.
The mayor was responding to a question that the average stay for families had jumped 30 percent during the 2012 fiscal year.