Amid mounting controversy over Mayor Eric Adams’ decision to clear out hundreds of homeless encampments all over the city, homeless rights advocate Shams DaBaron joins Errol to talk about his own experience living on the streets of New York. Shams, who is commonly known as the “homeless hero,” also opens up about his own struggles with depression and alcohol abuse, as he pushes for better mental health resources for homeless New Yorkers. He also explains why New Yorkers sleeping on the streets and on the subway are not likely to go to city-run shelters, where they often encounter dangerous and unsettling conditions.
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