Here's more about it via the RXHome website:
As CBS 2 reported:
New Yorkers will have the opportunity to walk through the maze and learn about the challenges many people experiencing homelessness face in New York City. The interactive maze will educate New Yorkers about the proven solutions the next mayoral administration can take to end and prevent homelessness in New York City.
For New Yorkers experiencing homelessness, the city's homeless service system is at best, a maze. At worst, barriers like unnecessarily burdensome systems that determine who is deserving of rental assistance and outdated policies that prioritize emergency shelter ahead of permanent housing, keep thousands of New Yorkers, the majority of whom are Black and Latino families, in an unending cycle of homelessness and housing instability.
The Department of Homeless Services says people can expect to spend 90 days to a year in a shelter while they apply for affordable housing, but city data shows the average person spends 520 days there, trying to find a home.CBS 2 has more about the challenges of trying to navigate the shelter system in the search for permanent housing in this report from last night.
The exhibition — open today and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — has been here since Wednesday after a stop outside Brooklyn Borough Hall.