For Koumba Yasin, this is the first home she’s had in years. The 52-year-old woman has struggled with homelessness for decades, most recently due to losing her job because of the coronavirus pandemic. “I slept in cars, I’ve slept in houses, vacant houses, I’ve slept out in the park,” Yasin said. Now, she’s moving into a new home, part of a revitalized program for people who are homeless in the city. “It gives our clients up to eighteen months of rental assistance,” said Tisha Edwards, acting director for the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services.
‘It Means Stability’ | Mayor’s Office Launches New Effort To House The City’s Homeless People
March 31, 2021