Statement from The Legal Aid Society on Comptroller Stringer’s Analysis of Hotel Room Shelter Costs
MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2017

Judith Goldiner, Attorney-In-Charge of the Law Reform Unit at The Legal Aid Society, released the following statement today responding to an analysis released by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer on the costs of commercial hotel bookings for homeless New Yorkers:

“This analysis is more proof that City Hall is spinning its wheels on how to handle our sprawling homelessness crises. Hotel rooms lack access to necessary social services and other basic needs, and the city’s plan to sunset their use in six years is six years way too late. The City needs to start investing toward the only real solution to combat homelessness – brick and mortar affordable permanent housing that homeless New Yorkers can move into.”