Homeless in hotels can stay put for now, says federal judge who orders NYC to improve plan for moving them to shelters

Homeless people moved to hotels during the COVID pandemic can stay put for a while longer while the city works out a better plan for returning them to shelters, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

“The public has an interest in ensuring that disabled, homeless persons, who may be among the most vulnerable in society, have a right to be protected,” said Manhattan Federal Judge Gregory Woods.