An annual survey found fewer people living on New York City streets this year than last, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Friday, though some homeless advocates dismissed the claim.
The count found 2,794 people living on the streets as of Feb. 8, down 12% from a year earlier. The count was conducted on one of the coldest days of the winter.
Model, Designer and Body Image Activist Ashley Graham delivers the Keynote Speach at the 22nd annual Women Mean Business Luncheon benefiting the First Step Job Training Program for homeless and low-income women on April 12, 2016 at the Pierre Hotel in NYC.
Mayor Bill de Blasio will announce steps to tackle the city’s large and growing homeless student population on Tuesday, with a $30 million commitment to build health centers in schools with large numbers of homeless students and to provide new supports to children living in the city’s homeless shelters.
De Blasio will announce a $19.5 million capital investment to build school-based health centers at elementary schools with at least 50 students living in homeless shelters. Those schools will be situated on campuses with at least 1,000 students.