NYC group: Homelessness is worsening

October 29, 2008 8:35:58 AM PDT
A New York City advocacy group is reporting an increase in the number of homeless families. The Coalition for the Homeless says a record 1,464 newly homeless families entered the city's shelter system in September.

It says the number has been rising for several months.

The coalition says food pantries, eviction prevention and crisis intervention services for homeless families have already experienced budget cuts this year.

Says Executive Director Mary Brosnahan: "These numbers clearly show that, while both city and state budget shortfalls require difficult choices, vulnerable New Yorkers now need more support, not less."

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