NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A new report sheds light on New York City’s homeless crisis.
“To build lives with economic independence, domestic violence survivors and their children need permanent affordable housing,” said Stringer. “Not motel rooms with no kitchen and no security, and because of our failure to provide stable housing for families in need, we are actually driving up the rate of homelessness.”
Comptroller Stringer says 41% of families in homeless shelters in 2018 endured domestic violence.
Half the children in shelters were younger than 6 years old.