ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Advocates for homeless New Yorkers are asking Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and top lawmakers to set aside more money to address a growing crisis across the state.
An organization calling itself the Upstate Downstate Housing Alliance is planning a rally Tuesday morning at the state Capitol to demand greater investments in affordable housing and transitional housing programs.
The group says too many New Yorkers are languishing in shelters or on the street because of a lack of services, creating a homelessness problem greater than any seen since the Great Depression.
Several sitting lawmakers plan to join members of the organization at Tuesday’s rally as well as current and formerly homeless people.