NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The homeless problem seems to be getting worse in New York City.
A report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development found homelessness was up by 2.8 percent in 2018.READ MORE: Campaign 2021: Early Voting Begins In New Jersey And New York City
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That number was largely made up of families in emergency shelters and transitional housing.MORE NEWS: Many New Yorkers Canceling, Scaling Back Halloween Festivities Due To COVID Concerns
This year, more than 78,000 people in the city were reported homeless.