Wednesday, June 16, 2021

de Blasio is about to kick homeless people out of hotels where they were sheltered in place during the pandemic...which is still continuing


Eyewitness News

  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday that it is time to move homeless residents who have been housed in hotels during the coronavirus pandemic back to shelters, pending action from the state.

"Everything is ready to go," de Blasio said. "Obviously, the situation is greatly improved. All of our planning is in place. We know exactly what shelters we are going to bring people back to. We are ready to go. What we need is authorization from the state of New York."

 When the pandemic started, the city moved more than 12,000 homeless people out of crowded shelters and into more than 60 hotels to keep them safe and socially distanced.

 However, concerned neighbors have said that while the city fixed one problem, it created another -- including huge quality of life issues in the surrounding neighborhoods.

De Blasio said the city asked for authorization from the state on May 18 but has not yet received it.

"We have not yet gotten that sign off from the state of New York," he said. "Obviously given yesterdays announcement, in particular, it is time to get that clear signoff from the state to move forward."

Taxpayers have been footing the bill of roughly $1 million per night to house the homeless.

Eyewitness News 

 The CDC is now calling the Delta variant, which was first detected in India, a "variant of concern."

The new label raises the profile of the variant significantly. Before, the agency marked the variant as one "of interest."

An alarming rise in infections attributed to the strain inside the U.S. is a warning to communities with low vaccination rates, and recent estimates are that 10% of infections in the U.S. are caused by the Delta variant - a more than 60% increase in this month alone.

CDC reserves the label for variants when there is "evidence of an increase in transmissibility, more severe disease, significant reduction in neutralization by antibodies generated during previous infection or vaccination, reduced effectiveness of treatments or vaccines, or diagnostic detection failures."

The good news is that the vaccines have been shown to be effective against the variant, but much of the population remains ineligible for the vaccine and people who are immunocompromised also remain at risk.



Anonymous said...

Wasn't he already putting the homeless in hotels before the pandemic?

JQ LLC said...

Yes, but the hotels that were being used were luxury hotels in areas like downtown Brooklyn, Williamsburg and the Upper West Side (most infamously in the Lucerne)

The BLaz and Banks will just send them to hotels far away from transit just like they used to in another few weeks.

Anonymous said...

IMAGINE electing to represent you people who hate your city/country.

Anonymous said...

Mayor Beettle Juice Lori Lightfoot is the only Mayor worse than The Dope from Park Slope !
Just saying...

Anonymous said...

Really why can’t tourists and homeless share hotels?

Anonymous said...

Once again, government proves how incompetent they can be.
The Government Lockdown-Caused Eviction Crisis is About to Explode.
Blackrock is about to buy every single newly available home
and Wait until you see who “Black Rock” prioritizes stuffing into these homes....

Anonymous said...

I TOTALLY did NOT see this coming from a mile away! (Sarcasm).

Anonymous said...

At least there’s plenty of cicadas to eat this year.

Anonymous said...

The Biden administration is about to make a shit load more homeless people!
They are shipping them from the Mexican border all over the U.S. to a city near you.

Anonymous said...

>At least there’s plenty of cicadas to eat this year.

Are there any in NYC? I've never seen any red-eyed cicadas around here.