Earlier this week, the city opened a new homeless shelter in the Bronx called Marsha’s Place. It’s the first shelter specifically for LGBTQ young adults. And in a city where 40 percent of homeless youth identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, the need for customized shelters like Marsha’s Place is high. But some advocates and homeless youth say there are still too many barriers to getting a spot.
A new budget draft is proposing further altering a decade-old provision called “Foundation Aid Funding” when it comes to schools. Parents and activists across the state visited their state reps to protest the proposed changes.