“I am heartbroken and deeply troubled by the death of another person in one of our city’s shelters, and extend my condolences to their family. The City has a responsibility to improve conditions across the shelter system to help prevent tragedies like this from occurring, providing the necessary support to keep people who have braved harrowing and traumatic journeys safe. At today’s hearing, we sought to understand how the City is ensuring culturally competent mental health care is provided to all those in need of services, a barrier that too many New Yorkers face to being healthy. The Council will continue to advocate for healthier conditions for all people residing in our city’s shelter system.”