Homeless Families Flock To New York In Summer

08/07/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • JULIE BOSMAN New York Times

Many New Yorkers view summer as a time for vacations, camp and lazy days at the beach. But city officials have been preparing for quite a different summer ritual: the swelling of the population of homeless families. They call it the summer surge, and say that this year could be the worst yet.

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