Homelessness in NYC
New York City homeless statistics contradict what most people still believe about homelessness.
The fact is families, not single adults, account for nearly 80% of the homeless population in New York City.
Children now account for 40% of those living in our shelters and are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population.
Access to high quality healthcare is a major barrier to school attendance and succeeding while there.
homeless children are currently living in NYC
of families living in the NYC shelter system are headed by a working adult
New York State homelessness rate compared to 19.3% for the rest of the country
If you’re looking for background on homelessness in New York City, these resources may help:
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