There are some shelter administrators who would benefit from being trained by these young people, especially when it comes the idea that, “homelessness is not a choice.” I had an administrator lecture to me about “choices” more than once. I had to kindly explain to more than one shelter administrator the difference between a choice and a last resort.
The April 2016 Social Indicators Report, which is created by the Mayor’s Office of Operations for the City of New York, states the following regarding homeless shelter residents’ placement in public housing: “In 2016 and continuing for the next five years, NYCHA will set aside an additional 750 public housing units for homeless families coming out of DHS shelters. Combined with the NYCHA’s existing commitment to place 750 homeless families in public housing, NYCHA will place 1,500 homeless families into public housing each year, on top of the approximately 1,000 families NYCHA places each year that are at risk of homelessness.”
It seems like housing in Brooklyn, New York isn’t even affordable for superheroes. In Avengers: Age of Ultron, released in 2015, Captain America and Falcon had the following conversation:
SAM WILSON AKA FALCON: You find a place in Brooklyn yet?
STEVE ROGERS AKA CAPTAIN AMERICA: I don’t think I can afford a place in Brooklyn.