The Disturbing Truth About New York’s Homeless Population – via Policy Mic

“The population of New York City’s homeless shelters is at a record high but it’s not because people can’t find employment. Instead, it’s because a job doesn’t mean getting paid enough to be able to pay the rent. Both of NYC’s mayoral hopefuls, Bill de Blasio and Joseph Lhota, have promised to address low-cost housing. But with the cost of living so high in NYC and in many large U.S. cities, merely expanding low-cost housing doesn’t seem like it’ll be enough. Instead, it’s time to revisit how the wages of low-paying jobs are determined.”

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