The State Attorney General Is Scrutinizing This Assisted Living Facility Over Its Handling of COVID-19. Some Residents Are Suing It, Too.
Coronavirus was infecting residents and staff of a Queens adult home, who told ProPublica management had misled them about its spread. Now, the New York attorney general is examining what happened and several residents are suing.
May 8, 2020
'Did I Mess This Up?' A Father Dying From Coronavirus, a Distraught Daughter and a Midnight Rescue.
Terrified residents, families and staff of the Queens Adult Care Center have watched helplessly as COVID-19 runs rampant. They say management lied about the extent of its spread. Here's how one daughter rescued her sick dad.
April 25, 2020
Judge Orders Expanded Oversight for Mentally Ill New Yorkers In Supported Housing
A report released this week, commissioned after a ProPublica and FRONTLINE investigation, found that not enough people in a New York housing program for those with mental illness were covered by an incident reporting system, among other gaps.
July 12, 2019
Mentally Ill New Yorkers Seeking Independence Find Safety Net Has Holes, Report Finds
An independent monitor has found that many of New York City’s most vulnerable remain stuck in troubled adult homes too long and that the state loses track of them once they move out.
April 16, 2019
Behind “Right to Fail,” a ProPublica-Frontline Collaboration to Overcome Roadblocks and Privacy Restrictions
Here is how we navigated questions about consent, privacy and civil rights for three of the men whose stories appear in the documentary "Right to Fail."
February 26, 2019
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Right to Fail
FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate New York's effort to let those with severe mental illnesses live on their own.
February 26, 2019
Nation’s Largest Mental Health Organization Urges Supported Housing Reforms
In a letter citing a FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigation, the National Alliance on Mental Illness has asked a U.S. district judge to ensure that people who have moved out of adult homes and into their own apartments have what they need to do so safely.
January 14, 2019
After Years in Institutions, a Road Home Paved With Hunger, Violence and Death
Diagnosed with schizophrenia, Nestor Bunch had spent most of his life under some form of supervision, whether in a group home or psychiatric hospital. A housing ruling gave him independence, with limited support. Was he ready?
December 14, 2018
Judge Calls for Examination of Quality Controls in New York Supported Housing System
The day ProPublica and FRONTLINE reported how people with mental illness are slipping through the cracks, federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis questioned state officials, suggested more help and requested a report on oversight.
December 7, 2018
'I Want to Live Like a Human Being': Where New York Fails Its Mentally Ill
FRONTLINE and ProPublica identified more than two dozen cases in which people with mental illness living in supported housing were not able to care for themselves, leaving them in unsafe or inhumane living conditions.
December 6, 2018