NYC housing voucher increase will let scores of homeless families find a permanent home

The New York City Council is expected to pass on Thursday legislation that would substantially increase the value of housing vouchers and enable families living in city homeless shelters to find a home of their own that they can afford.

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Brooklyn City Council Member Stephen Levin and homeless advocates — including former Speaker Christine Quinn — announced the agreement Tuesday at a homeless shelter in Harlem.

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