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Number of homeless people rise to record levels in New York City

Number of homeless people rise to record levels in New York City



New york city was one of the global hot  spots during the pandemic  nearly a million people were affected  while over 28  000 died in the big apple due to covet  however the worst impact of the pandemic  was felt by new york's poorest  reports revealed that the number of  homeless people in new york  reached record levels during the  pandemic here's a report  although the worst health crisis in a  century seems to be  a vetting in new york city the homeless  crisis  that predated covet 19 continues to rage  on  when the city shut down last year the  visibility of homeless people  mentally ill and substance abusers  spiked significantly in the streets  many lost their jobs and weren't able to  afford rent  shelters became overcrowded and rehab  centers  were overwhelmed or temporarily closed  down  we need to do a lot more in new york  city i mean it's it's it's  very clear both through the number of  homeless  and shelters  and those on the streets homelessness is  on the rise particularly among single  we need resources targeted to folks who  are in those circumstances as new york  opens up some workers feel reluctant to  return to work in the city  because of what they see like i wish i  wasn't ignoring  people or stepping over people on my way  to the office that's like  that's like a pretty awful thing to have  to do according to a recent report by  the coalition of the homeless in  february 2021 the number of  single  sleeping each night and  city-run shelters  reached a new all-time high of twenty  thousand eight hundred  and twenty-two the homeless crisis has  resulted  in the increase in street vendors in  residential neighborhoods  like this one across new york city  and often aggressive panhandlers public  intoxication  verbal abuse and violence new york city  has recently stepped up security  measures  to help the city back on its feet  however the road ahead will be long and  difficult  one of the biggest areas penn penn  station this is a gateway to the city  people need to feel comfortable when  they come into penn station there's been  a lot of quality of life issues there  in the past the nypd was putting two to  four cops of data  now they're dedicating 48 cops a day  into the penn station area  according to new york state law a person  cannot be forced  to accept help and unsheltered homeless  new yorkers  can't be involuntarily removed from the  streets unless they are posing a danger  to themselves or others  officials say they understand homeless  individuals distrust with government  and strive to build relationship to  grasp their specific needs  susan tehrani from new york for we on  world is one.

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