Yet one other corrupt “nonprofit” homeless shelter operator has been uncovered scamming town for thousands and thousands. It’s contemporary proof that Mayor Bill de Blasio’s doubling and redoubling of homeless outlays has invited huge corruption, and that homeless czar Steven Banks is at finest asleep on the swap.
The Post’s Nolan Hicks uncovered an online of firms tied to Jack Brown that allowed him to revenue extensively from his nonprofit by merely having it pay his for-profits thousands and thousands to offer companies at CORE shelters. Meanwhile, a New York Times report questioned Brown’s mixed $1 million compensation from his non- and for-profit empire. Oh, and he’s packed his numerous payroll with household and pals.
The feds arrested and charged Victor Rivera in an alleged bribery and kickback scheme involving the nonprofit Bronx Parents Housing Network earlier this yr. Like Brown’s CORE, BPHN turned out to be one other skanky nonprofit scheme designed to complement its founder.
After The Post’s exposé, the Department of Homeless Services has ordered CORE Services to shut the for-profits. “Any time a provider doesn’t comply with our oversight efforts, we take corrective action,” mentioned DHS spokesman Isaac McGinn. Anytime shady conduct makes embarrassing headlines, anyway.
Let’s face it: Team de Blasio’s administration of town’s homeless disaster has been a catastrophe from Day 1. At the helm has been homeless “rights” advocate Steven Banks. If Eric Adams needs to get a grip on this disaster, he’ll ship Banks packing on his Day 1.