NYC to provide humanitarian emergency response for asylum seekers

Mayor Eric Adams announced Thursday that the city will open Humanitarian Emergency Response and Relief Centers to support the growing number of asylum seekers arriving every day from Texas and other border states. Read more…

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The NYPD Now Decides What Homeless Encampments Get Swept

The new, formalized procedure essentially codifies what has become a de facto sweeps policy under Mayor Eric Adams, and replaces a 2020 directive that removed the NYPD from most street homeless outreach and clean-ups in the wake of an uprising for police accountability and reform spurred by the murder of George Floyd. Read more…

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Shelter providers, housing advocates urge mayor remove barriers to housing amid longer shelter stays

Homeless families and individuals are staying in city shelters longer – an average of two-and-a-half years, according to new data recently released by the mayor’s office. Read more…

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