Report shows shortfall of domestic violence emergency shelters in the Bronx
Thousands of domestic violence victims looking for emergency shelter are finding there is nowhere to go for help, according to public advocate Betsy Gotbaum. On Tuesday, Gotbaum released a report that found about one third of Bronx and city women seeking emergency shelter last year didn't get it. Gotbaum says Bronx and city neighborhoods need more emergency shelters. Currently, the system has a capacity for less than 2,000 people. The report also included recommendations to help Bronx and city domestic violence victims. Some of these include making affordable housing more available for survivors and relaxing some of the requirements of housing subsidies.