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Homeless Crisis Across America- With NYC Sadly In The Lead

Wall Street Journal Homeless Chart
Wall Street Journal Homeless Chart

A report titled “50,000: The Bloomberg Legacy of Record Homelessness,” has compiled and released a report I believe is very sickening, disturbing and sad regarding the homeless state in New York City. It also gives suggestions on how homelessness in the city can be reduced. In NYC alone more than 50,000 homeless people sleep in municipal shelters each night. This is a 61% increase since Bloomberg took office… And please keep in mind these are the homeless people who go into shelters, this number is higher because there are plenty of homeless who have no choice but to sleep on the streets, subways, etc. In addition, with Bloomberg still in mind, family homelessness has increased by a staggering 73% in NYC since he’s been in office. Homeless children have increased in these shelters by 22% since last year, with shelters now giving beds to 21,000 kids in the city. This is a problem across the whole of America, with NYC leading, as the following shows.
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