City Says Homeless Numbers Are Down; Some Homeless Advocates Disagree, Saying Survey Methodology is Flawed

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.

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