NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A new report sheds light on New York City’s homeless crisis.Gabby Petito Search: Video Shows Couple Questioned About Physical Altercation In Utah, Fiancé Told Police Road Trip Created 'Emotional Strain'
“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.”READ MORE: Feast Of San Gennaro Returns In Little Italy As Vendors Take COVID Precautions
Comptroller Stringer says 41% of families in homeless shelters in 2018 endured domestic violence.MORE NEWS: Search For Suspects After Man Shot, Another Robbed While Dining Outside Philippe Restaurant On Upper East Side
Half the children in shelters were younger than 6 years old.