Advocates for Homeless Camp out at City Hall

A modest gathering inside City Hall Park Thursday evening aimed at raising awareness to New York City’s ongoing homeless crisis and the desperate need for more affordable housing.

This was organized with a single goal: to get the attention of Mayor Bill de Blasio,who began talking about more affordable housing years ago.

“For the mayor to sign off on initiatives where people are making $100,00 a year a getting studio apartments where they’re only paying like 20-28 percent of their rent and at the same time, there are 70,000 or more people who don’t have a place to live, it’s not equitable,” said Leroy Alexander, who’s formerly homeless.

The city’s daily system update shows just under sixty-thousand homeless adults and children living in the shelter system.

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