IMPACT
03/08/2013 11:13 am ET

Michael Bloomberg's Other Legacy: A Homelessness Crisis

New York City has prospered during the 12-year mayoralty of Michael Bloomberg, which comes to an end this year.

But the same cannot be said of all New Yorkers. In January 2013, for the first time in recorded history, the New York homeless shelter system housed an average nightly population of more than 50,000 people. That number is up 19 percent in the past year alone, up 61 percent since Bloomberg took office, and it does not include victims of Hurricane Sandy, who are housed separately.

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