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Bloomberg Cuts Threaten Thousands With Eviction as NYC Homeless Population Hits Record 43,000

Share 54 PRINTER-FRIENDLY The Coalition for the Homeless reports the number of people living in New York City homeless shelters has reached an all-time high of 43,000..

The Coalition for the Homeless reports the number of people living in New York City homeless shelters has reached an all-time high of 43,000. Critics attribute the spike in homelessness to the Bloomberg administration’s alleged failure to help move homeless families into permanent affordable housing. Housing advocates say the problem was exacerbated by city’s cancellation of the “Advantage” apartment rental subsidy, with as many as 8,000 former aid recipients now facing eviction. We get a report from Democracy Now!’s Chantal Berman, who interviewed several aid recipients who could soon lose their homes; and speak to Patrick Markee, senior policy analyst at Coalition for the Homeless in New York City.

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Chantal Berman, Democracy Now! fellow, interviewing several New York residents who could soon lose their homes after the cutting of their apartment rental subsidies.

Patrick Markee, senior policy analyst at Coalition for the Homeless in New York City.

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