De Blasio says NYC ready to move homeless out of hotels and into shelters


With the COVID-19 pandemic fading, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that the city will be moving 8,000 homeless people placed in 60 different temporary hotels back to traditional shelters, pending state authorization. 

At the beginning of the pandemic, homeless individuals were relocated from closely-confined shelters to temporary hotels for their health and safety due to the rapid spread of the disease. Now with record low COVID-19 levels, the city is deciding to move them back into shelters.