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New York City’s homeless reach 80,000, highest since Great Depression: data


  • Friday, 16 Sep 202212:41 AM MYT

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) — The homeless population in New York City, the most populous city in the United States, has surged in recent years to 80,000 people, according to The Bowery Mission, a 150-year-old agency serving the hungry and homeless, citing federal data.

“Homelessness in New York City has reached the highest levels since the Great Depression of the 1930s,” Fox News on Wednesday quoted the Coalition for the Homeless as saying.

The city’s Department of Social Services and Homeless Services website says that 55,338 people, including more than 18,000 children, slept in city shelters on Sept. 11, 2022.

State senator Brad Hoylman used the same Great Depression comparison in an interview with Fox News, saying that “there are many people making money off this tragic situation but not delivering the services that the city needs.”

“They emptied the jails, they shut down Broadway and business for two years, they ruined education for children, they made drug use aspirational, their mandates forced people to lose their jobs, they flooded the city with illegal immigrants — and now we have the cost of the Biden economy,” former city council candidate and lifelong Manhattan resident Jackie Toboroff told Fox News.

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