A record number of kids in New York City are homeless and they won’t see any relief until they get access to more affordable housing, a new report concluded.
According to the Coalition for the Homeless, 25,000 children in the Big Apple didn’t have a place to call home last year, and the situation has had a particularly dire effect on African American kids, the group said in a report released on Thursday. However, the group said the city could see “unprecedented” drops in child and family homelessness rates if it creates more reasonably priced housing options -- a cost-efficient system that has already proven to work.
Nearly one-third of adults in homeless families in New York City are employed, yet they are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population. The issue remains that low-cost housing is on the decline and their paychecks can’t cover market-rateapartments. To read more http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/23/child-homelessness-new-york-city_n_6924138.html?cps=gravity_2659_5291603009728990747