Criminalizing the Homeless in Our Subways: New Mayor, Same Approach

Governor Hochul and Mayor Adams plan to flood the subway system with “hundreds” of cops, in a move that will further criminalize homeless New Yorkers. With the New York eviction moratorium set to expire in just a few days, here’s what you should know—and how you can help.

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  • Implement an emergency plan to ensure that every unhoused New Yorker can move directly from their hotel room, the street, or other temporary living situation into permanent housing, if they want to.
  • House unhoused New Yorkers in existing affordable housing units.
  • Make CityFHEPS vouchers permanent for New Yorkers who receive them.
  • Terminate all transfers of unhoused New Yorkers back to congregate shelters, stop harmful sweeps by the police and other City agencies, and ensure that all unhoused people on the streets and in shelters have access to private hotel rooms where they can safely self-isolate and remain protected from COVID-19.
  • Prevent mass evictions and houselessness, push state representatives to cancel all rent, mortgage and utility payments accrued during COVID-19.
  • Extend the eviction moratorium and the Tenant Safe Harbor Act
  • Allocate $500 million to House Our Neighbors With Dignity Act (HONDA) to convert unused hotels into affordable housing
  • Establish a statewide Right to Remain by passing Good Cause (S3082)
  • Establish the Housing Access Voucher Program (HAVP)
  • Protest to Shut Down the Eviction Machine: March on Billionaires Row, Wednesday 1/12 at 6pm, beginning at 57th and Broadway, and the March on Hochul’s office Friday 1/14 at 11 am, beginning at Bryant Park Steps
  • Support our comrades in the NYC-DSA Housing Working Group in the fight for the Right to Remain: Find events, meetings, and information here: https://linktr.ee/nycdsa_housing
  • Read more about our campaign’s vision for housing and our full defund policy plank at https://www.defundnypd.com/policy-plank
  • Join NYC-DSA NYCHA solidarity work to fight with NYCHA tenants to demand repairs and fully decommodified housing. Sign on here

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NYC-DSA Racial Justice Working Group

Racial Justice Working Group is part of the NYC chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America. Follow us as we #DefundNYPD and refund the people.