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Advocates urge de Blasio, Cuomo to put homeless in unused hotels

2020-04-15T14:55:19+00:00April 7th, 2020|

The Telegraph

Advocates and elected officials, including New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, are urging Mayor de Blasio and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to house up to 30,000 homeless individuals in unused hotel rooms to help them engage in social distancing and limit the spread of COVID-19.

New York City Has Done Almost Nothing to Protect 70,000 People in its Homeless Shelters From Coronavirus Spread

2020-04-15T13:13:46+00:00April 1st, 2020|

Recently, the city has been conducting sweeps, but that’s not much of a solution either. “They move to another block or they’re likely arrested,” said Craig Hughes, a social work supervisor with the Safety Net Project at the Urban Justice Center. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that “Unless individual housing units are available, do not clear encampments during community spread of Covid-19.”

Closing of welfare offices over coronavirus means NYC’s poor will have a hard time getting help, advocates say

2020-04-04T14:05:19+00:00March 29th, 2020|

NY Daily News

“It’s an essential service,” said Kiana Davis. a policy analyst with the Urban Justice Center. “People should be able to access the centers. Having fewer centers means more overcrowding in the centers that are open.”

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