Nearly one in 30 children every year experience homelessness, according to a new study. And the problem is worst, on a per capita basis, in Kentucky.
A growing number of families that rely on New York City’s shelter system are doing so to escape domestic violence. A report released today by the Independent Budget Office notes that from 2002 to 2011, the shelter system saw a 204% increase in applicants who needed housing because they feared for their safety.
During former mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration, at the height of the homelessness crisis, the department of homeless services turned away a growing number of families from city shelters, according to data released yesterday by the Independent Budget Office.