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A plan to open two so-called "humanitarian emergency response and relief centers" is drawing the concerns of housing experts over whether the tent structures skirt a city mandate to house homeless people.

Data in the annual Mayor's Management Report shows shelter stays average two-and-a-half years. Meanwhile, affordable housing production is on the decline.

Following the suicide of an asylum seeker, the network of volunteers and activist shepherding new arrivals say more is needed from city officials.

A recently enacted law mandates the Department of Social Services to post data on supportive housing.

Advocates are calling on city officials to reform the so-called CityFHEPS program to allow undocumented immigrants to access aid, among a host of other changes.

Trevon Murphy, 40, was taken into custody by officers at a bus stop at West 128th St. and St. Nicholas Ave. Wednesday morning

“This is just bullying as municipal policy,” said Craig Hughes, a social worker with the Safety Net Project of the Urban Justice Center.

The number includes individuals who entered a shelter after Department of Social Services outreach teams engaged them in the city’s subway system since the mayor's safety program kicked off in February, a spokesperson says.

“We don’t intend to leave funds unspent,” Schools Chancellor David Banks said on Tuesday.

Homeless advocates expressed skepticism about how the numbers were characterized.