Veto-proof council majority passes bills to expand access to housing vouchers, over mayor’s objections

The City Council on Thursday passed several controversial bills aimed at making it easier for homeless and very low-income New Yorkers to access city housing vouchers by a veto-proof majority, meaning the body can override a possible down-vote from Mayor Eric Adams, who opposes the package.

Each of the four bills in the package passed the 51-member body by a 41-7 vote, with no abstentions, during a Thursday afternoon meeting.

The council members behind the package argue it will help move more New Yorkers out of costly stays in the city’s homeless shelter system and into permanent housing. Lawmakers are pushing for the legislation at a time when the city’s

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