Controversy between New York City authorities regarding homeless people salvage


City workers placed 97 people living on city streets in shelters and hospitals overnight. The facilities are already required to stay open all day and night regardless of the temperature. Giselle Routhier, policy director for advocacy group Coalition for the Homeless, said Cuomo should direct funds to creating more affordable units to house the homeless, including those suffering from mental illness, because only forcing people off the streets temporarily would do little to help the city’s rising homeless population. About 58,000 homeless people sleeping in shelters are known on any given night and between 3,000 to 4,000 people are living on the streets. Only few of them was removed from the streets after Cuomo’s order.


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