NYC Will Temporarily Stop Sending SOTA Recipients To Newark – CBS New York
For nearly a year, CBS2 has uncovered the Forgotten Families placed in deplorable homes across the river after New York City paid landlords one year’s rent upfront.
It’s known as SOTA, or the Special One-Time Assistance Program.
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Attorneys from both cities spent Monday in federal court trying to iron out urgent matters.
CBSN New York’s Lisa Rozner reports the lawsuit was not settled Monday evening, but in the meantime, they have agreed on two urgent matters.
#BREAKING: #nyc agrees to disclose addresses of current sota recipients in confidentiality and inspect the homes TOGETHER with @CityofNewarkNJ . #nyc will also stop sending new sota recipients to newark for now. Lawsuit against nyc still ongoing @CBSNewYork https://t.co/pCFY13Hr1b
— Lisa Rozner (@LisaRoznerTV) December 10, 2019
First, New York City has agreed to temporarily stop sending SOTA recipients to Newark.
Second, New York City will agree to give addresses to Newark of current SOTA recipients. New York City also agrees to have its own city inspectors look at the current SOTA units in Newark alongside Newark housing inspectors.