The Controversial Issue Of The Homeless

871 Words Jan 14th, 2016 4 Pages
The controversial issue of the homeless in New York has been an ongoing battle for several years. Many leaders like Andrew Cuomo have come to the conclusion that obligating homeless people into shelters should be enforced, yet others oppose the idea. They believe such harsh actions shouldn 't be taken. Journalist like Hinckley, who wrote "Can New York Force Homeless People into Shelters?" and Marc Santo, who wrote "Keep New York 's homeless off the streets!" have written articles with fact based information with details on the homeless living conditions. In my opinion, such actions shouldn 't occur. The homeless in New York have the right to choose their living conditions, therefore they shouldn 't be obligated to be put in shelters.

New York leaders demand that homeless people must be forced into shelter, but the truth is that money needs to be spent. The mayor, De Blasio, agrees that money shouldn 't be spent. De Blasio unveiled a housing plan that consists of $2.6 billion dollars. Shelters are sometimes worse than the streets themselves. Several homeless who have entered shelters justify this statement. That statement validates why the housing plan is a much safer option. On the other hand, the governor defends the idea of pressuring homeless into shelters. According to Cuomo, "If I get sued for keeping people safe and people in from the cold because they were endangering themselves, so be it." (Hinckley 29-30). This is meant to show his compassion and sympathy.…
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