The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light the importance of keeping unhoused people safe and helping to provide for their general needs. In New York City there was a daily average of 52,410 unhoused persons living in homeless shelters in the past year. Thus, not only is it necessary for the city to maintain shelters, but also to ensure that these shelters are continuously functioning with proper care and safety mechanisms.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Journal of Equal Rights and Social Justice website on October 12, 2021. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Silverman, Emily, "Welcoming Shelters into Every Neighborhood: The New York City Homeless Shelter System and What Must Change" (2021). ERSJ Blog. 3.