Joint Statement from Legal Aid, Coalition for the Homeless on the City’s Application Regarding Critical Right to Shelter Protections

(NEW YORK, NY) – The Legal Aid Society and Coalition for the Homeless issued the following joint statement on the City’s application regarding critical Right to Shelter protections:

“For more than 40 years, Callahan has served as a lifeline for countless New Yorkers seeking shelter and critical services. The Administration’s request to suspend the long-established State constitutional right that protects our clients from the elements is not who we are as a city. New Yorkers do not want to see anyone, including asylum seekers, relegated to the streets. We will vigorously oppose any motion from this Administration that seeks to undo these fundamental protections that have long defined our city.”