The homeless advocate who interrupted Mayor de Blasio’s gym routine last week couldn’t get an answer out of him — but she did land a meeting at City Hall.
The group VOCAL-NY and community leader Nathylin Flowers Adesegun will meet on Monday with officials from City Hall, the Department of Homeless Services and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development.
De Blasio will not attend the meeting, according to a City Hall spokeswoman.
lowers, a 72–year-old who has been homeless for 3 years, accosted Hizzoner during his weekly YMCA workout last week to ask why his housing plan only called for setting aside 5 percent of new or preserved affordable units for the homeless.
Her group is pushing for that figure to be raised to 10 percent — or 30,000 units out of the 300,000-units called for in the city’s plan.
The mayor told WNYC on Friday that he’s satisfied with the current set-aside for the homeless.
“I’ve been very clear about the fact that our affordable housing plan seeks to address the need of a whole host of New Yorkers — working class people, low-income people, even folks that we might consider middle class, you know, bus drivers need affordable housing, police officers, firefighters, teachers need affordable housing,” he said. “We’re trying to reach across the spectrum.”