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Child Homelessness In New York City Hit An All-Time High. Here’s How It Can Be Fixed

Housing & Homelessness
Poverty & Family Economics

Huffington Post

By Eleanor Goldberg.

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…

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