THERE ARE ABOUT 13,000 ADULT-ONLY HOMELESS SHELTER RESIDENTS IN NYC, AND 14% OF THEM RESIDE IN CENTRAL/EAST HARLEM IN THE WINTER OF 2019 RIGHT BEFORE THE PANDEMIC.
10% of them reside in East Harlem, which has 1.4% of NYC’s population.
● While allocating methadone clinics, OASAS should consider whether the district is already over-saturated with other social services, such as adult-only homeless shelters
● Many of this population do not originally reside in Harlem. Counting this population into Harlem’s overdose or addiction rates would artificially inflate Harlem’s addiction rates
(source: NYC Open Data )
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