Homeless children on the rise in NYC, shelters turn them away
Approximately 17 million children are also starving to death in the United States.
How’s that for the ‘greatest country on Earth’? -Grant J. Kidney
The Coalition for the Homeless, which published the figures, said the number of children in shelters would be even higher were it not for the fact that 65% of homeless families seeking admission to shelters are being turned away.
The homeless charity places some of the blame on the closure of the Advantage housing program in the summer of 2011. Since then there has been no rent-subsidy program in place for accommodating homeless families.