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Court rejects order for mentally ill housing in NY

Appeals court reverses judge's order creating thousands of homes in NY for mentally ill people By The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) ' A federal appeals court in New York has reversed a judge's order making the state provide apartments and small homes to thousands of mentally ill people.

The decision Friday by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals came in a case likely to affect other states.

The court says the plaintiff ' Disability Advocates Inc. ' lacks standing to bring the claim.



The nonprofit is contracted to provide services to New York's Protection and Advocacy System.

Lawyers for Disability Advocates and the state did not immediately return messages for comment Friday.

The ruling tosses a 2010 order by a judge in Brooklyn for the state to create 1,500 housing units in New York City over a three-year period.


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