2 FactsNew 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 )According to research a large majority of compared to family homelessness are adults with sever mental health problems.
4 SolutionsPermanent 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.
5 Looking forwardThe 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
6 CitationsCoalition for the Homeless. (n.d.). Retrieved June 23, 2015, fromDawsey, 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.