Homeless advocates call for city to step up Code Blue policies
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Community members are calling for the City of Rochester to step up its Code Blue policies.
Code Blue goes into effect during extreme winter weather and advocates are asking city leaders for more support when it comes to caring for the city’s homeless population during those days. The group is calling on local leaders to enhance the policies that keep people housed, fed and clothed during cold weather emergencies.
They also say the work of locating, transporting, and caring for the city’s homeless population during extreme weather events shouldn’t be the responsibility of good Samaritans or under-resourced community organizations.