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April 29, 2020
“Thousands of families teetering on the brink of homelessness before the coronavirus hit New York City now face even more peril as an economic shutdown triggers unprecedented unemployment — a devastating development for people living paycheck to paycheck.
Without serious intervention, policy experts and advocates say, the current crisis threatens to fuel an increase in homelessness in a city where more than 114,000 public school students lacked a stable place to stay at some point last year, and where families with children account for the vast majority of New Yorkers sleeping in Department of Homeless Services shelters.”