Advocates denounce homeless encampment removals across the city

Local advocates rallied against the removal of homeless encampments across the city on Friday.

News 12 Staff

Apr 1, 2022, 9:19 PM

Updated 806 days ago

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Local advocates rallied against the removal of homeless encampments across the city on Friday.
This week, city agencies cleaned up more than 200 encampments. Advocates tell News 12 that this is not a permanent solution to help the population in need.
Amongst the advocates, homeless individuals were also in attendance at Friday’s protest and called the mayor’s efforts inhumane.
Early this week, Mayor Eric Adams announced the opening of 500 additional bed spaces as part of his subway safety plan.
However, advocates say only a few people have transitioned into the shelters since the opening.
They are calling on the mayor to end these sweeps and offer permanent housing solutions to combat the homeless crisis.


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