Last week, Mayor Eric Adams and his administration began seeking changes to the city's right-to-shelter law, as the city struggles to find housing for new migrant arrivals.
The Legal Aid Society and the Coalition for the Homeless are pushing back against Adams. In a letter filed in court Tuesday, they criticized Adams' efforts, saying changes to the right-to-shelter law could dramatically increase homelessness in the five boroughs.
Advocates say using the migrant crisis as justification for changing the law is "misguided and unethical."
And it all comes as the Adams administration faces pushback for sending some migrants to nearby suburban and upstate counties.
Josh Goldfein, a staff attorney with The Legal Aid Society's Civil Practice, joined Errol Louis on “Inside City Hall” Tuesday night to discuss the organization’s rebuttal.