Hundreds of homeless New Yorkers marched on Gracie Mansion (The Mayors House) on Wednesday to pressure Mayor Bill de Blasio to build more permanent housing for those who can least afford it.
With winter approaching and the number of homeless still at near-record levels, advocates and those without permanent lodging marched and rallied to remind the mayor that he holds the key to solving the problem, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported.
The homeless and advocacy groups say there is no excuse in a city like New York for people to be sleeping on the street or in train stations. They want the mayor to commit to building 30,000 units of affordable housing, 24,000 units through new construction.
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Homeless March On Gracie Mansion, Demand Tens Of Thousands Of Affordable Housing Units Be Built