Leadership Letter to the Governor

For more than forty years, New York’s bedrock Right to Shelter has served as an inviolable baseline of decency, ensuring that those without homes are not relegated to sleeping on the streets, exposed to the elements. It is because of this critical right that New York City does not have the vast tent encampments seen in so many other cities around the country. Since 1981, the Right to Shelter has given hundreds of thousands of homeless individuals a way off the streets and a pathway to stability. 

Simply put, the Right to Shelter saves lives, and is integral to the humanity of our community.