NYC mayor fighting legal battle to amend “Right to Shelter” mandate

Says no one envisioned this crisis

New York City’s “Right to Shelter” mandate is the result of consent decrees to settle lawsuits filed on behalf of homeless people. The origin of the mandate comes from a lawsuit filed in 1979 by the Coalition for the Homeless against NYC on behalf of a homeless man named Robert Callahan. The lawsuit was settled with a consent decree in 1981 that NYC must provide adequate beds and shelter for people in need. Afterward, more lawsuits were filed, resulting in the policy being expanded.

NYC Mayor Eric Adams has launched a legal battle to amend these agreements. He says that when the original consent decrees were made, no one envisioned 160k illegal aliens living in the city demanding free accommodations.

During the past year, NYC has bused illegal aliens to other New York counties, as well as the Canadian border, and dumped them. Now, NYC offers migrants free one-way plane tickets to any city, including international flights.

Recently, an ABC Station in Denver reported that illegal aliens camped out near a cluster of big box retail stores were trying to charge residents to park in free parking lots.

Now, the New York Post is alleging that migrants housed at Floyd Bennett Field are knocking on the doors of residential and asking for money.

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