In New York, The Coalition for the Homeless (CFH) is calling for the governor of NY State and mayor of NY City to ramp up housing and safer shelters, not police sweeps.
CFH finds that
affordable housing production has lagged population growth, leaving about a half million households with incomes below $30,000 at risk of homelessness.
strongly urges Mayor Adams and Governor Hochul to cease treating unsheltered homeless individuals as a public nuisance requiring an aggressive law enforcement response – an approach not only inhumane, but ineffective.
For more details, read CFH’s press release, and their major report, State of the Homeless 2022: New York at a Crossroads.