Homelessness rises in New York

Communities throughout New York saw rises in homelessness in 2018, according to a report by federal authorities.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) conducts an annual homeless assessment report.  This year's report found 91,897 New Yorkers experienced homelessness during a one-night count on January 25, 2018. That is up 2.7-percent percent since last year and 40-percent since 2010.

New York City reported a 2.8-percent increase, principally among families in emergency shelters and transitional housing. 

There was some good news in the report.  Homelessness among veterans fell 1.6-percent from the previous year and is down more than 75-percent since 2010.  
Every year on a single night, planning agencies, along with tens of thousands of volunteers, seek to identify the number of individuals and families living in emergency shelters, transitional housing programs and in the streets.