Cuomo: If it’s cold, take in homeless

By: The Associated Press January 4, 2016 0

NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed an order requiring communities statewide to take homeless people from the streets to shelters when temperatures reach freezing, saying he was ready for a legal challenge from anyone who believes “people have a civil right to sleep on the street and freeze to death.”

Cuomo said the executive order, which takes effect Tuesday, will protect the state’s growing homeless population.

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