New York City’s struggle to get severely mentally ill people off the streets. Forced hospitalization costs several times more than the actual solution to homelessness.
In a big city, the number of untreated, severely mentally ill people is relatively small. But making sure they get the help they need feels like an enormous, intractable task.It would be a herculean task to accomplish what the mayor is suggesting. One that would require changing laws. And to actually work, it would also mean addressing a workforce shortage of health care workers and law enforcement officers and necessitate resolving a statewide hospital and residential treatment bed shortage. Perhaps, more importantly, it would require another kind of reckoning as well: deciding whether this is the way the state and city want to tackle the mental health and homeless crisis.New York City Mayor Eric Adams explains his policy of hospitalizing the homeless: “We cannot leave our fellow citizens on the street that cannot take care of their basic needs. We.
The Last Time NYC Tried to Hospitalize the Homeless
There are successful strategies for fighting homelessness, but “involuntary hospitalization” isn’t one of them.Though Mayor Eric Adams estimated that 25,000 hotel rooms could be turned into supportive and affordable housing, only one building has been converted so far. And it was in the works before the plan.On Monday, President Joe Biden unveiled his plan to cut homelessness by 25% by 2025. While the president is promising federal aid to help solve the crisis, advocates for the homeless argue there are local strategies that must be implemented as well.A homeless man was arrested, and the firefighter was taken to University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The Washington Post covers the grim death statistic that was reported by the District’s medical examiner, with intoxication, the cold, and homicide among the causes. Meanwhile, the Salt Lake . . .
. The rise in homelessness is a source of major tension around the country, including in New York City, which has a larger homeless population than any other city in the U.S. This week, Mayor Eric Adams announced a new policy to try to curb the trend, but as William Brangham reports, it has also drawn criticism. .
Old politics from the 80s won’t solve the homeless crisis
. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) — Attorneys for a Colorado Springs veteran who ended up in the hospital after an interaction with police are set to announce a lawsuit against three officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department. According to attorneys, 29-year-old Dalvin Gadson, who was homeless at the time was stopped by officers during a. “Housing first” works, but it takes money, commitment, and, well, housing. . Chronicle readers also comment on forcing homeless people to get help, restoring Muni.
CHICAGO (AP) — A homeless man who became known as Chicago’s “Walking Man” because he was frequently seen walking the city’s downtown streets has died months after being set on fire as he slept. Joseph Kromelis, 75, died Sunday evening after being hospitalized since he was attacked in May, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said.Reported housing instability is linked to higher hospital admission rates for mental disorders, longer inpatient stays, and substantial healthcare costs, a recent study found.This La Jolla Light series looks at local homelessness, explores the complicated factors that contribute to it and highlights the various viewpoints about potential solutions.
A former motel is getting the final touches in its conversion into a recuperative care center for the homeless. . The lawsuit alleges that Yale has unequally treated or failed to accommodate students with mental health disabilities for “decades.” Meanwhile, New York City Mayor Eric Adams is reporte. . Anthony Almojera says that the mayor’s plan to have police involuntarily hospitalize homeless people essentially pits first responders against each other.