The question is in regards to one in a homeless shelter in the NYC system, which officially is supposed to help the people find some kind of government housing if that person is working etc and some other requirements.
The question is: is a member of a homeless shelter required to open a food stamps or cash assistance case in order to be eligible to start the housing application process?
Please respond with primary sources of the NYC law only, or at least places that cite the primary sources of the written law.
Not that the question is based off of a personal inquiry, but the reason I ask this question is because I am in a homeless shelter and the housing case worker said that I have to have a public assistance case open in order for them to start the application process, even though I already have Medicaid, which was said to only be SNAP or cash assistance, even though I am employed.
Again not asking about myself, but they said there's a law that requires all people applying to have a PA case (besides Medicaid) to be eligible to apply. Is this true?