Homeless Woman's Belongings Cost NYC Taxpayers $200K - NBC New York

Homeless Woman's Belongings Cost NYC Taxpayers $200K

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    Homeless Woman's Belongings Cost NYC Taxpayers $200K

    Court papers show that New York City taxpayers have paid $200,000 to store the belongings of a homeless woman since 2006.

    The New York Post says the city picked up the tab after Andrea Logan lost her Manhattan apartment after a debilitating stroke.

    The city is required by state law to cover homeless people's storage expenses.

    The Post says Logan's possessions filled 11 storage units. It wasn't clear when the city learned of the huge cost of storing the items, but it refused to pay for all of the units last year.

    Under a deal reached this year between the city and the state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, Logan agreed to cut down her belongings to fit three units.

    The city declined to comment, citing privacy issues.

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