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Commentary By Nicole Gelinas

New York City’s Got It All Wrong with Its ‘Right to Shelter’

Cities, Governance Immigration, New York, New York City

Mayor Adams has done everything he can to house tens of thousands of migrants in hotels and tents, only to tank his approval rating.

Voters see what he can’t see: He cannot house the world.

Adams is failing, because he’s doing everything but the obvious: move to end New York City’s spurious “right to shelter.”

The right to shelter, under which the city is housing 59,300 migrants, isn’t a right at all.

This fake right, which has persisted for more than four decades, now imperils New York City’s ability to provide public services, such as fire protection and garbage collection.

Continue reading the entire piece here at the New York Post


Nicole Gelinas is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and contributing editor at City Journal. Follow her on Twitter here.

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