Many of the state’s homeless shelters outside New York City are in substandard condition with numerous health and safety issues that need to be addressed immediately, according to a report on homelessness released today by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. DiNapoli called on state and local officials to improve coordination and respond quickly to improve homeless shelter conditions. Governor Cuomo, in his 2016 State of the State message, announced a Homeless Housing Initiative that would give the state new oversight of the homeless shelter system. The Governor recently announced that OTDA would require corrective action plans for shelters with violations.