Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Doar Appointed HRA Commissioner
Mayor Bloomberg has appointed Robert Doar as Administrator and Commissioner of the Human Resources Administration and Department of Social Services (HRA/DDS). The New York Nonprofit Press reported today that local social service providers greeted the appointment positively, though with some reservations. NYCCAH Executive Director Joel Berg was quoted as saying, "Anti-hunger advocates are particularly thankful that, in his tenure with the State, Commissioner Doar helped increase statewide access to the Food Stamp Program, reinforcing the vital message that food stamp benefits provide work support that enable people to move towards economic independence."