NEW YORK (AP) — A new survey shows the number of homeless people in New York City has grown this year in almost every category: individuals, families and the chronically homeless.
The report was conducted by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. It’s based on a nationwide “point-in-time” survey conducted on a single night in January.
It found that while the number of homeless people living on the streets and in shelters fell across the country, it grew in New York City.
The survey found that nearly half of the city’s homeless — 41,000 people — were in families, all living in shelters.
It was conducted just days after Mayor Bill de Blasio took office. He proposed a plan to the City Council in May to reduce the homeless population.