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In recent years, homelessness in New York City has reached the highest levels since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
In April 2015, there were 59,285 homeless people, including 14,132 homeless families with 24,267 homeless children, sleeping each night in the New York City municipal shelter system.
Over the course of the last City fiscal year (FY 2014), more than 116,000 different homeless men, women, and children sleep in the New York City municipal shelter system.
The number of homeless New Yorkers sleeping each night in municipal shelters is now 72 percent higher than it was ten years ago.
At our Times Square Homeless Center Project FIND:
- Provides a safe space where homeless seniors can shower, get clean clothes and a meal
- Connects them with a social worker who can obtain all of the benefits for which they are eligible
- Assesses their need for medical and mental health services with an onsite clinic
- Reconnect homeless seniors with supportive networks of family and friends
- Work with them to determine the most appropriate housing options and support them as they make the transition off life on the streets
Learn the Reasons People Are Homeless
Nationally the Recession pushed the number of renters paying more than half their income for housing to record levels, according to a new report from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS, 2011).
Today, one in four renters, or 10.1 million households, spends more than half their income on rent and utilities. Seniors living on limited incomes are particularly vulnerable.
Project FIND provides a gateway for the homeless elderly to much needed treatment and to transitioning from life on the streets to more stable housing
Our Homeless In-Reach program works to help the long-term street homeless into an environment where they can get medical and psychiatric care and make the transition to supportive housing.
Homeless Statistics show that the number of homless elderly has shot up 55% in the last decade, 28% of that jump is in just the last two years ...
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