Coalition for the Homeless Statement on Upper West Side Disgrace

NEW YORK, NY – The following statement was released today by the Coalition for the Homeless. It can be attributed to David Giffen, Executive Director:

“The Mayor’s decision to capitulate to the NIMBYist voices on the Upper West Side by further displacing homeless New Yorkers is a sad victory for the well-heeled and well-connected whose fear mongering and intolerance disgrace our city. Playing politics with the lives of people experiencing homelessness during a global pandemic is simply inexcusable and confirms that the suffering of homeless New Yorkers means less to Mayor de Blasio than the power of those who find it inconvenient. It is inhumane and just plain wrong, and the Mayor should be ashamed.” – Dave Giffen, Executive Director, Coalition for the Homeless