Opinion: City’s Homeless Count Misses a Critical Population—Unhoused New Yorkers in Hospitals

“The city’s annual census–known as the Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE)–has served as a tool for measuring our progress toward ending street homelessness. However, HOPE misses a critical component of NYC’s ecosystem: hospitals. By ignoring this population segment, the city underestimates the true number of unhoused individuals.”

A view of the Manhattan skyline and the East River.

Opinion: City’s New Rules on Short Term Rentals Will Hurt Small Homeowners

“Undermining the ability of individual homeowners to rent property based on their needs is an imbalanced infringement upon owners’ rights, discourages home ownership, and represents a slippery slope towards government overreach. Prohibiting short term rentals would severely impact homeowners’ ability to meet financial obligations and continue to live in the city.”