By Russ Allison Loar - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=104234705

Transient New Yorkers are being moved back into homeless shelters after being forced to vacate the hotels they’ve been holed up in since the pandemic started. 

More than 9,000 homeless people were housed in hotels under emergency coronavirus orders last July, when local shelters were unable to meet social distancing requirements. The decision to place them in luxury digs rankled residents of upscale neighborhoods that had been infiltrated by people who were prone to mental illness and substance abuse. 

The city’s posh Upper West Side file legal action to remove more than 200 men from the Lucerne hotel after many were seen urinating in the streets, using drugs, and fondling themselves in public. The remaining 68 long-term guests were moved out of the hotel on Monday.

“It is time to move homeless folks who were in hotels for a temporary period of time back to shelters, where they can get the support they need,” Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last week.

“In shelters is where we can provide support, a variety of services, and that pathway out of shelter and into a better life,” de Blasio remarked. “Everything is ready to go, all of our planning is in place. We know exactly which shelters we’re going to be bringing people back to, they are being prepared.”

The order came on the heels of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement that New York was lifting nearly all COVID-19 restrictions, as 70% of the state’s adult population had received at least one dose of the vaccine.

The Department of Homeless Services will empty out over 60 hotels in the next six weeks, with 1,500 homeless scheduled to be moved out of eight Midtown and Uptown hotels this week and transferred to dorm-style “congregate shelters” that sleep multiple people


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oljoe
oljoe
5 months ago

Homeless in New York = political footballs!

Madeleine
Madeleine
5 months ago

its time to kick out all useless career Politicians who have impoverised Society by their disastrous laws and decisions. President Trump wants prosperity, peace and law and order for all. He opened opportunities for employment, lowered taxes , secured the Border and made other Countries responsible for their own people. The fake ghost at present ruining America must go. But his greatest achievement was honouring God and Blessing Israel. And saving the little children from these Luciferan pedophiles

Wanda
Wanda
5 months ago
Reply to  Madeleine

You got that right,but to much common sense for the liberals

THOMAS
THOMAS
5 months ago

I GUESS THE LUXURIOUS RIDE IS OVER FOR THE FREE LOADERS

Michael Bluemke
Michael Bluemke
5 months ago
Reply to  THOMAS

Yeah, they need to make room for all of bidens ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS!!!