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IPFS News Link • New York

Sex Offenders Among Those Being Housed by De Blasio in Upscale NYC Hotels for $2 Million a Night

•, Marie Finn

In an effort to prevent Covid-19 breakouts amongst the homeless populations, shelters were closed in favor of an exorbitant plan to help cash strapped hotels stay afloat with government tax money while the tourist industry tanked. 

In May, the city instituted a program for 139 hotels to take in 13,000 homeless, including registered sex offenders, for $175 a head per night. FEMA approved federal funds to cover 75% of the $500 million programs, which is set to run through October and expected to be renewed while de Blasio searches for alternative shelter.  

When asked if he would consider converting hotels into a permanent housing solution, he ambiguously alluded, "There are buildings we control already and that's where we're looking to, or want to control or purchase."  

Faced with the possibility of hotel guests turning into permanent occupants, residents of the Upper West Side have turned to social media to report the chaos their new neighbors are causing in the wealthy borough.