Homeless advocates protest outside Monroe County offices
Updated: Friday, August 29 2014, 06:53 PM EDT
Rochester, N.Y. – A group of protesters gathered outside the Monroe County office building Friday to call on Monroe County leaders to house the homeless.
“We are urging Maggie Brooks to pick up that responsibility of taking care of the homeless that under her order put the homeless out in the street,” said Sister Grace Miller, an advocate for the homeless.
Protesters were upset the Civic Center garage is now locking out the homeless.
Advocates want the county to put together a permanent plan to house the homeless.
The county said in part that “Monroe County invests nearly $5 million and contracts with 17 shelters for emergency housing placements each year, all while operating a state-leading demonstration project to help reach the chronically homeless.”