USA Today: Subway Safety Plan Offers No Solutions for Homelessness

February 21, 2022

Disability Justice, MTA, News, Racial Justice, Transforming Mental Health Crisis Response

Photo of subway platform


As Governor Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams unveiled their proposal to increase subway policing of people who are homeless, many have called out that the plan does not offer alternatives or support services for those impacted.

“’The emphasis of the plan is on cleaning up the subways, and by that we mean getting people who have no other options out of the subway,’ said Ruth Lowenkron, Director of the Disability Justice program at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

She noted there’s ‘very little detail’ on what comes next.”

Read more at USA Today.

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