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One Homelessness Plan for One New York

June 21, 2017
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A homeless man looking for money for a room sits on 5th Avenue near 42nd Street in New York January 4, 2016 as he trys to stay warm in the cold temperatures. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order on January 3 that will make it mandatory to  bring the homeless in out of the cold. The order, which goes into effect on January 5, calls for the involuntary taking of the homeless to shelters when the weather drops to 32 degrees or colder.

A homeless man looking for money for a room sits on 5th Avenue near 42nd Street in New York January 4, 2016 as he tries to stay warm in the cold temperatures. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order on January 3 that will make it mandatory to bring the homeless in out of the cold. The order, which goes into effect on January 5, calls for the involuntary taking of the homeless to shelters when the weather drops to 32 degrees or colder.

Government should take seriously recommendations based on the work of the Family Homelessness Task Force and by recognizing that family homelessness is not something that any one entity can solve on its own, the heads of three nonprofits write in the Observer.

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