NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A rally was held on Fifth Avenue on Sunday, calling on the city to stop moving homeless individuals out of hotels and into group shelters.
Dozens of hotels served as shelters during the pandemic.READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Isaiah Levine Killed In Double Shooting On Lower East Side, Second Victim In Hospital
Opponents of the relocation plan say residents should be able to stay at hotels until they find permanent housing.READ MORE: Tony Award-Winning Temptations Musical 'Ain't Too Proud' Reopens On Broadway
“The Delta virus is ramped up. People are about to start to lose their homes because they couldn’t pay rent during COVID. The shelters are about to be crowded,” one protester said.MORE NEWS: DEP Says New York City Tap Water Might Smell, Taste Different Because Of Different Supply Systems
A federal judge temporarily halted the relocations, but transfers are set to resume this week.