Court Tosses Out Strict NYC Homeless Rules

NEW YORK (AP) -

New York state’s highest appeals court struck down on Tuesday a city plan to impose strict new requirements on people trying to enter homeless shelters. Mayor Michael Bloomberg aimed to require that homeless adults prove they had no other housing options in order to gain admittance to a city-run shelter. The Court of Appeals ruled against that policy, affirming a lower court’s decision on a lawsuit brought by the city council.