Homeless Services leaders heard testimony from residents angry about two new homeless shelters.
Elected officials sent a letter to the DHS commissioner demanding more time for community feedback.
The number of homeless men and women sleeping on the streets is up 23 percent this year.
A judge blocked the city from implementing a new homeless shelter policy pursued by Mayor Bloomberg.
The City Council has sued the Bloombereg administration over "cruel" new homeless policy.
The City Council voted Tuesday to sue the Bloomberg administration to halt a new homeless intake policy.
City Council members slammed the Bloomberg administration Wednesday for a new homeless shelter policy that forces those seeking help to prove they have nowhere else to go.
A new policy announced by the Department of Homeless Services will require shelter seekers to prove that they have nowhere else to stay.
Mayor Bloomberg said the city may need to build 70 new homeless shelters to make up for cuts to state aid.
The city is being criticized for failures in a rent subsidy program designed to keep families out of shelters.
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