New York conducts homeless count, critics say it’s flawed

New York City, like other major U.S. cities, uses a count of people living on its streets and alleys, parks and subways to estimate program needs, allocate resources and educate the public on issues facing the poorest residents. The tally is also critical for accessing federal funding to tackle homelessness. Critics say it grossly undercounts the homeless population, while others say a flawed count is better than none. Continue Reading

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