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Fight Homelessness in New York City

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According to the Coalition for the Homeless, Homelessness in New York City has recently reached its highest level since the great depression. Currently there are 61,936 homeless people sleeping every night in an NYC homeless shelter, including 15,525 families with 23,445 homeless children. The lack of affordable housing in NYC is a main cause of Homelessness. The Coalition for the Homeless gives some proven solutions to fight homelessness, including federal housing programs, permanent supportive housing, and “Housing First.” It has been proven that it is cheaper to pay for a home for a homeless person than to pay for the law enforcement, jails, and hospitals that might be needed due to the fact that a homeless person is more likely to commit a crime. We propose to get more funding from the government to create more housing programs to get homeless people off the streets and into a stable home.

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