NYC Politicians Push Mayor De Blasio for Homeless Child Funding

One in ten students enrolled in city schools are homeless — but Mayor de Blasio won’t pay for social workers who’d make a huge difference those needy kids’ lives, local politicians charge.

De Blasio has yanked $13.9 million in the city’s upcoming budget that funded 69 social workers who help homeless kids deal with trauma, complete their schoolwork and get to class on time. If he doesn’t provide the funding, they’ll lose their jobs.

In March, 15 groups who work with children and the homeless called on de Blasio to restore the money in his $92 billion budget — unveiled in February — which is the biggest in the city’s history,

Now 35 city council members have joined the push, with all of them signing a letter delivered to the mayor on Wednesday that encourages him to fund the needed social workers.