Había aproximadamente 1.2 millones de personas viviendo en medio de la inseguridad alimentaria en la ciudad antes de la crisis de COVID-19. ‘Ahora ese número aumentará mucho más en los próximos meses.’
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office said the four traffic-closed streets were not utilized by enough residents during the pilot period to justify the resources being used to keep the program going.
In 1945, near the end of the WWII, the city instituted commercial rent control as an emergency wartime measure, authorized by the state. Advocates are calling for a similar response to the COVID-19 crisis.
‘For the sake of advancing political agendas, ‘no rent’ sounds much better than rental relief or rental subsidies. However, at some point, simple logic must prevail.’