Community activists protest end of rental-assistance program

Community members rallied today with the hope of saving the rental-assistance program that is set to end in about one week.

Bishop Fernando Rodriguez and other Fordham community activists are calling on city leaders to save the Advantage Program before the April 1 termination date.

The program allows eligible working families to put 30-40 percent of their income toward rent and the city covers the rest.

The Department of Homeless Services says it predicts 13,000 more families will end up back in the shelter system by June 2012 once the program is cut off.

PRental-assistance program to end in April

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