For example, families who were behind on rent 🏠 were 2.6x more likely to catch up on rent after receiving the advance #CTC. There is an urgent need to reinstate policies to support families and stabilize their basic needs.
@GabrielaSevi @homeless_law I know that was why I was homeless as a teenager. “Home” was abusive and often filled with people taking advantage of me more than looking out for my well-being. I was lucky to find other families and friends that cared for me when I was willing to accept their support.
Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams commented, “We’re in a moment when the homelessness crisis is worsening, a wave of pending evictions threatens to worsen it, and homeless individuals are being targeted, demonized, and dehumanized. Both inside and outside of shelters, unhoused people feel like they’re left without support, without options, without rights or recourse, amid a system that has failed for so long, and has left people feeling abandoned and powerless. The rights that this legislation would codify are a floor, not a ceiling. By establishing this bill of rights, we are empowering individuals, elected leaders, and organizations to hold the city accountable to those rights being protected as we continue to push for the true solution to the homelessness crisis: housing.”www.citylandnyc.org/public-advocate-introduces-homeless-bill-of-rights-legislation-to-city-council/... See MoreSee Less
On April 14, 2022, Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams, along with Council Members Rafael Salamanca, Tiffany Cabán, Althea Stevens, Shahana Hanif, Diana Ayala, Julie Won, Lincoln Restler, Shekar Kris...