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New York Lawmaker Pushes City Agencies to Fast-Track Youth Rental Assistance
New York City Council member Stephen Levin (D) of Brooklyn is pushing for housing vouchers for young adults leaving foster care or the runaway and homeless youth shelter system. Credit: New York City Council

Visibly frustrated with two city agencies responsible for preventing homelessness among young adults aging out of foster care, a New York City Council member said in a virtual public meeting Tuesday he would force changes through legislation to grant easier access to housing vouchers for youth with no home to call their own.

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