It seemed like a lie. A posting on Fark.com on homelessness said that NYC shelters were subcontractors that were getting paid $90 person per night to house homeless people. This equals out to $2,700 a month, which seems like bank to me.
So I checked it out: Yep, it's true.
The Bushwick Economic Development Corp. worked a deal between a non-profit and a deluxe apartment building to turn its rooms into transitional apartments for homeless people, charging the city a whopping $90 a night to house them.
I can't tell if this is ingenious or scandalous...