De Blasio and Cuomo Are Failures on Homelessness, Report Says Posted on April 30, 2019 by Nicole Edine Homelessness in New York City is projected to increase by 5,000 people in 2022 — 7,500 more than Mayor de Blasio predicted when he outlined his plan to tackle the problem in 2017, a new report from the Coalition for the Homeless revealed. The report — the findings of which the Daily News obtained Monday — projects the spike unless de Blasio “immediately changes course” by increasing the number of apartments set aside for the homeless by 30,000. The Coalition, which plans to release its report Tuesday, slammed both de Blasio and Gov. Cuomo, giving both failing grades in four categories. De Blasio got an F for his inability to create more housing. Cuomo received failing grades for his performance on housing vouchers, homelessness prevention and cost-shifting practices that the Coalition claims hurt the city. “The mayor currently has a completely inadequate plan to address homelessness,” Coalition policy director Giselle Routhier said.