From WNYC News Blog:
The number of homeless families and single adults in shelters has hit an all-time high, according to a report by the Coalition for the Homeless.
The advocacy group says as of September 30th about 39,000 homeless New Yorkers were staying in city shelters. This includes more than 10,000 families with over 16,000 children. Coalition for the Homeless says part of the problem is families are ending up back in shelter because their rental assistance runs out in two years.