NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/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 New York Times says 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.READ MORE: NYPD Officer Jason Rivera's Wake To Be Held Thursday At St. Patrick's Cathedral
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.READ MORE: Nets Lose Shootout In Minneapolis, Fall To 2-2 Since Durant Injury
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.
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