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Garnar: Sixth SOTA case discovered in Broome County

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(WBNG) -- Broome County Executive Jason Garnar tweeted Tuesday that another case has been discovered of someone being transferred from New York City to Broome County through the Special One Time Assistance (SOTA) program.

Garnar says this case is the sixth the county has uncovered. Garnar and other county officials called on the New York City Human Resources Administration to stop using SOTA as a means to send homeless people to Broome County.

Through SOTA, those who have lived in a homeless shelter for at least 90 days are given one year's rent up front for an apartment, provided the individual is working and/or has enough income to make future rent payments.

County Attorney Howard Schultz says New York City is expected to respond to Broome County this week.

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