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Homelessness New York City
Facts • New York City homelessness has reached it’s highest levels since the Great Depression. • As of April 2015 there are 59, 285 homeless people, including 14, 132 homeless families with 24, 267 homeless children (72% up since 2005. ) • According to research a large majority of compared to family homelessness are adults with sever mental health problems.
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Solutions • Permanent supportive housing: Introduced in New York in the 1980’s and it is considered affordable housing geared towards single adults living with HIV/AIDS, Mental Health and other illness. • Federal housing : According to research it is the most successful housing program. It provides low-income households reducing homelessness.
Looking forward • The lack of funding has greatly affected New York City. • Funding was withheld in 2014 due to poor health conditions in over 16 shelters. • Shelters are over-crowded and funding for new shelters are not a option. • $100 million was provided in 2014 to repair shelters
Citations • Coalition for the Homeless. (n. d. ). Retrieved June 23, 2015, from http: //www. coalitionforthehomeless. org/ • Dawsey, J. (2015, May 13). State Withholds Funds From Some New York City Homeless Shelters; Cuomo administration cites poor conditions in 16 shelters. Wall Street Journal, p. N/a.