New York Has Disproportionate Number of Residents in Shelters, Report Finds

New York Has Disproportionate Number of Residents in Shelters, Report Finds

For two-and-a-half years after she was evicted from her apartment in Park Slope, Brooklyn, Ellen O’Shea lived with her young daughter in a shelter for homeless families.

“On a scale of 1 to 10, it was a 10 — the worst,” Ms. O’Shea, 50, recalled. Among other indignities, she said, she was bitten by a rat.

Ms. O’Shea left work as a telephone solicitor after suffering a heart attack in 2004. While surviving on food stamps and public assistance payments, she saved enough from her monthly $605 supplemental security income check to finally find another Brooklyn apartment with her 8-year-old daughter last June with help from the shelter’s housing specialist.

A lack of affordable housing is one reason that New York’s homeless population is breaking records. And the population of state residents in homeless shelters is also high compared with the overall population, according to a Census Bureau report released last week.

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  1. Sarah says:

    This is where famous hedge fund managers and bankers work and live. They don’t think about homeless people, they think about making money, which may result in homelessness for quite a few people as they take their profit. With all the press propaganda, finance blogging, management consultant opinion-shaping to restore lost credibility to a monstrous finance sector, homelessness is the decisive evidence in plain sight, a stark verification of destructive failure that can’t be ignored. The homeless are blamed though, just like homeowners. The press and the Banks would prefer you, and your neighbors, to believe “defective” people brought it all upon themselves. This is the moral superiority they cling to when they throw people out of their houses.

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