Another Jewish Community Failure
This post is part of an ongoing series on Jewish homelessness.
The short answer?
I have a friend in New York who is facing this exact situation. He called the Metropolitain Council on Jewish Poverty, the Federation's anti-poverty agency, to see what housing might be available.
I didn't believe him. So I called the Met Council and got the same answer. Nothing.
The reason the met Council has no housing is that the Met Council primarily acts as a clearinghouse for government funds. It builds no buildings and launches no programs to speak of that are not heavily attached to government funding.
As I've noted in previous posts on Jewish homelessness, the Jewish community largely ignores the problem, because the federal government shamefully ignores the problem.
Now we know that failure to serve the most vulnerable among us includes people who, for no fault of their own, can't work due to physical disability.