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Single Adult Sheltered Individuals Increase

The percentage of single adults sheltered in New York City’s shelters increases. The City is reporting that about 45,300 people sleep in city shelters, including 16,500 single adults and 14,600 children –– but the numbers reported by the DHS don’t give the full scope of homelessness, as these exclude people in other facilities, such as faith-based, youth centers and overnight drop-in centers.

The data also excludes around 4,000 New Yorkers who sleep on the street each night.

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