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De Blasio reveals he wants to buy empty NYC buildings and turn them into affordable housing after moving 13,000 homeless into hotels 'for more than $2 million a night' and shaming rich residents who left to escape COVID-19 as 'fair weather friends'
* De Blasio said on Thursday the city planned to purchase buildings to turn them into affordable housing
* The city is refusing to disclose which types of buildings he was talking about 'due to privacy concerns'
* Currently, more than 13,000 homeless people are being housed in 139 hotels all over New York City
* The city is paying for it and sources say it costs $175 per person per night - $2.275million every day
* They will remain in hotels, he said, until there is a vaccine which could be another six months yet
* The homeless people were removed from shelters to avoid outbreaks of COVID-19 earlier this year
* De Blasio now says there's an 'opportunity to get creative' when it comes to placing them permanently
* Meanwhile, taxpaying residents of the Upper West Side say they are terrified of their own neighborhood
* Three hotels there - The Belleclaire, The Lucerne and The Belnord - are now housing the homeless
* Among them are sex offenders and drug addicts who residents say have taken over the streets
7 August 2020
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday revealed a plan to buy properties around the city and turn them into permanent affordable housing, after moving more than 10,000 homeless people into hotels during the COVID-19 pandemic and shaming rich residents who have left the city as 'fair weather friends'.
At a press conference on Friday, he did not say which type of buildings the city had its eye on and the city is refusing to give more details, citing 'privacy concerns'.
De Blasio only said there was an 'opportunity to get creative' now when it came to finding housing for New York's homeless.
It presents a stark scenario for landlords or building owners who may be struggling to collect rent from current tenants, many of whom - both commercial and residential - have absconded.
The homeless-in-hotels scheme set up by de Blasio is one of many components to an escalating downward change in the city.
Many of New York's wealthy residents fled months ago - taking their disposable income and their tax dollars with them - and there are fears they may never come back.
Crime is on the up but de Blasio has stripped the police force of $1billion in response to Black Lives Matter protests.
Some retailers and restaurants have been forced to close permanently and those who are hanging on face continuously changing and difficult rules, like having to sell 'substantial' amounts of food to customers to avoid crowds gathering.
De Blasio and Cuomo are enforcing checkpoints to stop tourists from 35 COVID hotspot states from entering the city without quarantining for 14 days too.
Earlier this year, it emerged that 139 struggling hotels are taking in homeless people to avoid deathly COVID-19 breakouts in shelters. The effort is being mostly paid for by FEMA, but 25 percent of it is coming from the city's shrinking budget. It brings some cash to the struggling hotels which were decimated by the pandemic.
Through the program, they take $175 per person, per night which - with more than 13,000 homeless currently being housed in hotels - is more than $2.275 million, according to anonymous city sources who have been quoted since May.
Large numbers of homeless men have been moved into three hotels in New York City's Upper West Side, much to the dismay of local residents, who have complained of drug use, public urination and cat calling.
On Friday, after wealthy residents on the Upper West Side took to social media in their droves to complain about homeless people from three of the hotels terrorizing their streets with urinating, loitering and drug-taking, de Blasio said the system was not permanent but would likely continue until there is a vaccine - something that is still months away.
'The goal here continues to be to deal with the short term which, let's say is six months-ish, while we're dealing with this crisis until people are vaccinated.
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Edited by Atossa, 09 August 2020 - 08:09 PM.