De Blasio: Just 3 percent of homeless booted from subways remain in shelters

Just over 100 homeless people out of 3,333 approached by cops and outreach workers as they left the subway system during the overnight shutdowns have remained in shelters, Mayor Bill de Blasio admitted Thursday.

Between May 6, when the system first shuttered for coronavirus cleaning, and Wednesday, de Blasio provided vague data about the number of people who were “engaged” and the number who agreed to go to hospitals or shelters.

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