62 %

of New York City’s homeless are families with children

80 %

of homeless mothers have experienced domestic violence as adults

1 in 9

students in New York City public schools is homeless

15 %

of all homeless New Yorkers were under the age of six in 2023

The Crisis

Wages amongst the occupations held by our homeless families have lagged or even decreased. Compounding this challenge, housing in New York City’s real estate market is as unaffordable as ever.

The Data

  • New York is the only city in the U.S. that is legally required to provide shelter to homeless families and single adults
  • Every night, over 85,900 people go to bed in a homeless shelter in NYC
  • More than 32,300 children will go to bed in a City shelter tonight