In recent news, it has been revealed that a firm owned by the sister of New York City’s homeless services boss, Joslyn Carter, has been awarded over $1.7 billion in contracts to provide shelter for the city’s homeless population. This revelation has raised concerns about conflicts of interest and corruption within the city’s contracting process.
The firm, called ABD Partners, has been awarded contracts to operate homeless shelters in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. The contracts were reportedly awarded without competitive bidding, and the firm has come under fire for providing substandard living conditions to homeless individuals.
Critics have accused Carter and her sister of profiting off of the city’s homelessness crisis, and have called for an investigation into the contracting process. The city’s Department of Investigation has launched a probe into the matter, and Mayor Bill de Blasio has promised to take action if any wrongdoing is found.
The revelation of the contracts awarded to ABD Partners is just the latest scandal to rock the city’s homeless services department. In 2019, the department came under fire for a number of high-profile incidents, including the death of several homeless individuals in city shelters.
As the city continues to grapple with its homelessness crisis, many are calling for greater transparency and accountability in the contracting process. It remains to be seen what action will be taken in the wake of this latest scandal, but one thing is clear: the issue of homelessness in New York City is far from being resolved.
Source : Nypost