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Jan 28, 2013
 

Homelessness Rise in NYC: Entitlements Fault?

 
It costs $36,000 a year to shelter a homeless family in New York City. In comparison, a rental voucher is $10,000 a year. So it’s more than three times more expensive to have that family in shelter than it is to give that family permanent housing,” said Patrick Markee, a policy analyst at the non-profit Coalition for the Homeless. 
 
Esther Fuchs teaches Public Policy and Political Science at Columbia University. She says it’s a prime example of how seeking short term solutions to(see more)

 

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  charlee   It seems quite common (typical) that government sponsored things and entitlements end of being really bad economic deals. This is a strong argument for private organizations providing homeless shelter.

Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 6:52:47 PM  

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