House the HOMELESS When Temperature Goes Below Freezing, Governor Decrees.

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WPCNR ALBANY ROUNDS. From the Governor’s Office. January 3, 2015:
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today issued an Executive Order to protect homeless individuals from inclement winter weather where temperatures decline to 32 degrees or below.

The order will ensure that homeless individuals are directed to shelter during inclement winter weather which can cause hypothermia, serious injury and death. It also requires homeless shelters to extend their hours of operations so that those without shelter can remain indoors.The State will assist local social services districts if they are lacking facilities, resources or expertise.

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