Homeless charity that worked NYC streets shut down for pocketing donations

Homeless charity UHO shut down by state AG
Homeless charity UHO shut down by state AG

The New York State Attorney General's office shut down a well-known organization that worked the streets of New York City asking for money to help the homeless, saying the group takes advantage of good-willed passersby and misuses donations.

Anyone living in New York more than a month likely has seen the vocal front men of the United Homeless Organization, who for 25 years manned folding tables all over town and solicited change for the needy. The workers collect the money in recycled, 5-liter water jugs marked with the UHO logo and set up shop in high-traffic Manhattan locations.