Fact Sheet

2023: Roadmap to Ending Homelessness & Winning Permanent Housing in New York City

February 15, 2023

Within Mayor Eric Adam’s first year in office, he has failed to aggressively address the crisis of homelessness that the administration inherited. The Mayor has failed to provide the people of New York a concrete path out of homeless shelters, access to comprehensive care for the unsheltered and those in need of wraparound services. The Adams administration has instead resorted to practices of criminalizing, institutionalizing, and incentivizing Big Real Estate, to steadily push out the most vulnerable of New Yorkers seeking permanent, affordable, safe housing. VOCAL-NY’s Homelessness Union is dedicated to ending homelessness and our 2023 New York City platform is based on holistic solutions to the crisis, by focusing on access to services and care, rapid rehousing, and an end to the criminalization of homelessness.

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