In this Dec. 7, 2011 photo, Shaquoia Waring, right, and Daniel Jefferson look at their rejection letter during an interview with The Associated Press outside a homeless intake center in the Bronx borough of New York. Waring said she had tried unsuccessfully to convince officials that her family couldn't return to her grandmother's apartment in public housing, where two bedrooms have been housing nine people. Her grandmother had asked them to leave, and in any case, mold in the bathroom made it unsafe for two of her children because they have asthma, she said. A DHS spokeswoman said Waring's request was denied in part because the city housing authority said the grandmother could have requested that she and her family be allowed to stay in the apartment, and because the authority said the apartment didn't require repairs. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)