Shady homeless shelter landlords and operators

Our tax dollars hard at work–According to documents made public by the New York City Human Resources Administration the daily rate to house a homeless family in a cluster site facility can go as high as $188.87 (page 8 item 24: Help-Cypress Family Center). Thats almost $6,000 a month!
http://onlineresources.wnylc.net/nychra/docs/12-54-eli.pdf

December 1, 2014
A review of Samaritan Village tax filings revealed 99% of their funding comes from governmental agencies with no funds raised via fundraising or philanthropy.
http://junipercivic.com/juniperberryarticle.asp?nid=1576#.VI8ahdLF-ik

August 8, 2014
Aguila and de Blasio
http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/city-hall/2014/08/8550411/city-awards-15m-contract-homeless-shelter-provider

June 29, 2014
A homeless shelter landlord, refusing to accept less rent, is threatening to evict about 200 homeless families
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/30/nyregion/rent-cuts-for-housing-homeless-hit-a-snag.html?_r=0

June 18, 2014
Staffers at Samaritan Village are heartless when it comes to the homeless, residents charge
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/residents-complain-poor-treatment-brooklyn-homeless-shelter-article-1.1835338

March 3,2014
Audit of Samaritan Village by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli reveals almost $1 million in questionable spending
http://www.queensledger.com/view/full_story/24686859/article-Audit-of-Samaritan-Village-reveals-almost-$1-million-in-questionable-costs
http://www.thefix.com/content/drug-treatment-center-audit-exposes-1-million-shady-spending
http://www.osc.state.ny.us/press/releases/mar14/030314.htm

February 2, 2014
Housing Bridge Isaac Leshinsky and de Blasio
http://www.thenewyorkworld.com/2014/02/15/de-blasio-inaugural-contribution/

December 1, 2013
Why Run a Slum If You Can Make More Money Housing the Homeless?
http://nymag.com/news/features/podolsky-homeless-shelters-2013-12/

February 8, 2013
For Some Landlords, Real Money in the Homeless
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/09/nyregion/for-some-landlords-real-money-in-the-homeless.html?pagewanted=all

October 30, 2012
The building appears to be owned by Alan Lapes, a convicted felon once characterized by the New York Post as “the public face for bona fide bad guys
http://www.housethehomeless.org/homelessness-and-shameful-waste/

August 14, 2012
City’s ex-‘homeless’ honcho in new storm
http://nypost.com/2012/08/14/citys-ex-homeless-honcho-in-new-storm/

November 4, 2011
Audit Report on the Department of Homeless Services’ Control Over Billing and Payments Made to Aguila, Inc.
http://www.elmhurstunited.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/2011JohnLiu_AguilaAudit.pdf