Coalition for the Homeless Policy Director Giselle Routhier joined CBSN New York’s Dana Tyler about affordable housing planning and new construction which can help alleviate the city’s shelter and street crisis.
Advocates for the city’s homeless demanded on Friday that Mayor de Blasio do more to provide permanent, affordable housing for thousands of New Yorkers living in shelters and on city streets.
Coalition for the Homeless Policy Director Giselle Routhier trained her ire on de Blasio’s Housing New York 2.0 plan, which aims to create 300,000 units of affordable housing by 2026, which Routhier claims is failing “tens of thousands of New Yorkers without homes.”
“Mayor de Blasio’s callous disregard for the homeless is truly staggering,” Routhier said.
New York Assembly Member (D-28th District, Forest Hills), Andrew Hevesi, and New York State Senator (D-Manhattan, 28th district), Liz Krueger, who is chair of the Senate Finance Committee, talk about Home Stability Support, a bill that would provide subsidies to renters facing homelessness, and why it should be included in the April 1 budget.