Meet Your Mayor


Answer the questions below to see which candidates for NYC mayor agree with you most

Welcome to Meet Your Mayor, which shows you how the candidates’ stands fit with your take on the issues that matter most to New Yorkers.

If you’re new to Meet Your Mayor, learn more about how it works and what to expect now through the June 22 primary.

Answer the following four questions on homelessness to see which candidates for mayor most closely match the future you want to see for New York City.

Right to Shelter

New York City government years ago signed on to court settlements granting a right to shelter for all single adults and many families who seek it.

Question 1 of 4

NYC is legally required to guarantee a “right to shelter.” Should related agreements be updated?

Candidates who agree with you

Hotels as Shelter

The city Department of Homeless Services came to use hotel rooms to house many homeless families as their numbers in shelter grew. During the pandemic, the agency also moved many adults from shelters into hotel rooms to thwart the spread of COVID.

Question 2 of 4

Should hotels remain residences for homeless people post-pandemic?

Candidates who agree with you

Street Homeless Response

Starting last summer, the NYPD removed itself from homeless outreach response in city streets and on the subways, leaving responsibility to the city Department of Homeless Services.

Question 3 of 4

Should the NYPD play a role in response to people living on the streets and in the subway system?

Candidates who agree with you

30th Street Men’s Shelter

Men entering the shelter system for the first time must first stay at a massive facility in Manhattan’s Kips Bay, where chaos and safety code violations abound.

Question 4 of 4

Should NYC’s next mayor close the 30th Street shelter, the main point of entry into the system for single men?

Candidates who agree with you

Your Homelessness Matches

  • June 15, 2021: Added quotes for Curtis Sliwa on right to shelter, hotels as shelter and street homeless response.
  • June 8, 2021: Updated Ray McGuire’s answer on right to shelter and added answers on street homeless response and hotels as shelter.

Reporting by Ann Choi and Mónica Cordero, development by Will Welch, editing by Alyssa Katz. Candidate images from Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY, Alejandro Durán/THE CITY, Shutterstock and campaign websites.