Homeless Population Up 13% Since Last Year

Published in the NY Times, there has been a study of an increasing amount of homeless people in New York City since January. This poses an overwhelming threat to the city as well as the shelter system. More Americans will be left out in the cold this year as the difference between affordable housing and income increases.

The newly elected mayor, Bill de Blasio has a huge weight dropped on him since Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s reign. During the Bloomberg administration, more promises were made than actions taken to help the homeless. Rent assistance programs were cut and even food donations were banned by Bloomberg. The hope to bring new changes lies with de Blasio to battle the increasing number of homeless people.


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