Bills to address DHS-shelter emergency crisis

Testimony & Public Comments

September 13, 2022

On Tuesday, September 13th, Juan Diaz, Policy and Advocacy Associate at CCC, provided written testimony to the City Council Committee on General Welfare regarding CCC’s response to the legislative proposals that aim to improve the well-being of families and individuals in shelters and to enhance housing opportunities for New Yorkers facing homelessness and housing instability.

Juan testified for the need to expand access to affordable housing, access to reliable resources to relocate in a timely manner and to expand mental health resources for families in shelters. Lastly, Juan also urged the City Administration the need to eliminate the shelter 90-day rule to qualify for CityFHEPS, so that families with children can get the stable housing they desperately need and deserve.

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