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Stricter shelter policies may lead to family evictions

A new policy went into effect yesterday that gives NYC homeless shelters more latitude in evicting families for breaking trivial rules, the Times reports. While families could always be ousted for serious infringements like bringing in weapons and drugs, they can now be pushed out for 28 minor violations, such as not signing in and out. Of course there are valid reasons for the stricter rules—like ensuring shelters aren't used as permanent residences—but it also means families who really need help may end up back on the streets. Do you think the pros outweigh the cons? Or are the new policies completely heartless?

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