Gov. Cuomo executive order to bring homeless inside takes effect today

An executive order issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo urging New Yorkers to take the city's homeless indoors amid freezing temperatures goes into effect today. On

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo attends a press conference about New York state's program to buy back homes destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in this file photo. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo attends a press conference about New York state's program to buy back homes destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in this file photo. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images) (1/5/16)

THE BRONX - An executive order issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo urging New Yorkers to take the city's homeless indoors amid freezing temperatures goes into effect today.

On Sunday, Cuomo signed the executive order calling for police and social services to move people into shelters during freezing weather - even those who may not want to go.


The president of the Coalition for the Homeless says there are concerns regarding Cuomo's order, as being homeless is not a crime and people should not be forcibly moved against their will.

Mayor Bill de Blasio has objected to Cuomo's executive order, saying that it will not improve the issue of homelessness in the city.

Many homeless residents agree with the mayor and say more needs to be done.

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