Homeless residents in Brooklyn may not get automatic shelter under new court ruling

Some homeless residents in Brooklyn now have to find an alternative to homeless shelters under a new court ruling.

A state judge ruled Tuesday that the city no longer has to automatically provide emergency shelter to homeless families who re-apply for shelter within 90 days after a rejected application.

The city is still required to provide emergency shelter if a family?s circumstances have changed. However, a family must provide certain facts such as being evicted.

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