Thursday, August 11, 2016
Large number of NYC shelter residents are not from NYC
As of 2014:
124 couples in the system were from outside NYC = 248 people
This is 9% of the total population of adult couples
2268 singles in the system were from outside NYC
This is 25% of the total population of singles
2107 families with children were from outside NYC = 7375 people (avg of 3.5 people per family)
This is 20% of families in the system
Grand total is 9891 people from outside NYC
Total homeless in NYC as of today: 58917
At least 17% of the total shelter population is from outside NYC.
And NYC taxpaying suckers are paying for their food, clothing and shelter while the places they came from pay for bus tickets.
So when Christine Quinn says shit like we should just get over having homeless shelters in our neighborhoods, she can suck it.