Judge Blasts NYS for Undermining Adult Home Class Action Settlement

At a Civil Hearing on March 22, 2107, Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis, after summarizing a decade of litigation on behalf of adults with mental illness living in adult homes, criticized New York State representatives for using the courts to undermine a class action settlement that compelled the state to provide 2,000 units of supportive housing–and more if needed–for adult home residents with mental illness who want to live more independently in supportive housing in the community. WNYC reporter Cindy Rodriguez summarizes the hearing here.