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Rent/room&board Rent, Utilities

Discussion in 'Other Residential Landlord & Tenant Issues' started by Norman, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. Norman

    Norman Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Currently residing in a shelter, at Ready Willing & Able. Would like to know if it's legal for them to charge for room & board. With this being a NYC shelter. And if not, how can I go about getting back the monies that have already been collected from me.
     
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    In NYC you can file a complaint about any shelter online:

    Message to the Commissioner, Department of Homeless Services

    From the R, W, & A website:

    To mirror the rent and other obligations they will face when they leave the program, all residential trainees pay a modest program fee of $124 per week. In addition to the extensive programming offered by Ready, Willing & Able, each trainee is provided with three nutritious meals per day and access to community rooms, libraries, computer labs, and gardens in all facilities. We also have a mandatory saving program to help trainees save for future expenses associated with the transition to permanent housing.

    The DOE FUND is responsible for the operation of this program.
    Here's their website:

    The Doe Fund
     

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