City Forced To Open 9 New Homeless Shelters

140 300x160 City Forced To Open 9 New Homeless Shelters A record number of homeless New Yorkers are forcing the city to rapidly open new shelters to house them. The Times reports that the 43,731 homeless people in the shelter system this week is an 18% increase from last year, and the city has opened five new shelters in the Bronx, and two more in Manhattan and Brooklyn respectively.

The rise in homelessness coincides with the city cutting the Advantage program, which subsidized apartments for formerly homeless residents for two years provided they were employed.

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