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Homeless Population in Shelters Hits Record High

Posted By admin On October 14, 2009 @ 4:01 am In Money Watch | Comments Disabled

VICTORIA CAVALIERE
NBC [1]
Wednesday, Oct 14th, 2009

There number of homeless people using city shelters each night has reached an all time high — a 45 percent increase since Mayor Bloomberg took office eight years ago, according to a new report.

The statistics, released today by the advocacy group Coalition for the Homeless, find that over 39,000 homeless people — including 10,000 homeless families — check in to city shelters every evening.

In 2002, about 31,000 people were using city shelters — and those numbers have steadily increased each year, the group said.

This year has turned out to be “the worst on record for New York City homelessness since the Great Depression,” they said.

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