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STATEMENT: Housing Justice for All Slams Supreme Court’s Decision Criminalizing Homelessness


“Criminalizing homelessness won’t solve the crisis – keeping rents low and housing our homeless neighbors will.

New York  – Today, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of efforts to criminalize homelessness across the country by banning homelessness encampments. Homelessness is at a rate unseen since the Great Depression in New York City, and homelessness reached record levels in Rochester this year, with homelessness growing especially among families with children.

The statement below can be attributed to Cea Weaver, Campaign Director of Housing Justice for All, a New York statewide coalition of more than 80 organizations representing tenants and homeless New Yorkers: 

“Criminalizing homelessness won’t solve the crisis – keeping rents low and housing our homeless neighbors will. As homelessness reaches historic highs across the state, it is more important now than ever that New York State creates the Housing Access Voucher Program, expands rent stabilization, and builds new, affordable social housing.

This decision from the Supreme Court is cruel and comes as Governor Hochul and Mayor Adams ramp up their attacks on the most vulnerable in our community. But our fight for safe, stable homes for all continues.”

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Housing Justice for All is a statewide coalition of more than 80 organizations representing tenants and homeless New Yorkers, united in our fight for housing as a human right.

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