October 24, 2017

Homelesness in NYC reaches highest level since Great Depression

Truth Out - According to the Coalition for the Homeless, as of August 2017 homelessness in New York City reached its highest levels since the Great Depression. Of the more than 61,000 people without homes, nearly 23,000 are children. During a three-month period of 2016 in just the Bronx alone, there were over 15,000 warrants of possession entered in housing court, meaning a landlord could subsequently evict the tenant. About 58 percent of shelter residents are Black and another 31 percent are Latinx.

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