After complaints from Upper West Side residents about housing men in need at the Lucerne, the city announced it would relocate them to the Harmonia, a plan that would have a cascading effect across the city.
After criticism from advocates including the Coalition for the Homeless and the Legal Aid Society, the city called a temporary halt to the moves.
For this AudioFiles segment, Ali McPherson visited the Harmonia to interview residents and spoke with a homeless advocate at the Lucerne to get deeper insight into the issues.
Music Emmit Fenn
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