On the streets of new York city’s growing number of homeless

On the streets of new York city’s growing number of homeless

The number of homeless in new York city increased by approximately 4% in 2017. According to the report of the Department of housing and urban development of the United States, from 553 000 homeless people in the United States today 76 501 people live in new York, almost 1,000 more than last year. 5% of the homeless in the city (or about 3,900 people) are living on the streets, still 59% (about 45,000 people) in shelters.

The Department noted that the rate of growth in the number of homeless people in new York are significantly higher than the national. But not only the Big Apple is the leader in this list. About a quarter of the homeless population resides in two cities – new York and Los Angeles. In the last number of homeless over the past year increased by 26% whilst three quarters of people who do not have their own homes here, living on the street. As for new York – he continues to be the city with the largest number of homeless people in the United States. In addition, the city is home to 85% of the homeless population around the state.

On the streets of new York city’s growing number of homeless

Head of Department, Ben Carson said that the main reason for this situation is excessively fast growth of cost of rent.

Experts say that the statistics are not in favor of the current mayor bill De Blasio. During his reign the number of homeless in the city rose by 13%. And in new York the number of homeless people over the last 10 years increased by 43%.

However, De Blasio promises not to give up and solve the problem. He intends to open 90 new shelters in the five boroughs to help people leave the streets. This is one of the important points of his election campaign this year.

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