The city is gearing up for more families to enter the shelter system: The NY Times reports, "Because the homeless population this spring was up more than 20 percent over last spring, possibly because of higher unemployment, officials are girding for an all-time high in the number of families in shelters at once, expecting close to 10,000. Already, the number has reached 9,420.
A record number of homeless New Yorkers are forcing the city to rapidly open new shelters to house them. The Times reports that the 43,731 homeless people in the shelter system this week is an 18% increase from last year, and the ci... Read Post
As more families move into homeless shelters, the city keeps trying to get them to leave shelters sooner. In the past two years, the number of homeless families in shelters has surged by more than 50 percent to 8,600, while the leng... Read Post