Institute for Children & Poverty, 2010

This report presents findings from a 2010 public opinion poll on family homelessness in New York City. Among its results, the study finds that nearly three-fourths of New Yorkers view unemployment and poverty as the primary causes of family homelessness. Two-thirds of those surveyed have noticed an increase in homelessness over the past six months. Over 80% of those surveyed had thought about the issue over the past month. In total, 23% of New Yorkers were worried that they or their families might be at risk of homelessness.

This report is fully titled "Stemming the Tide: New Yorkers Expect Government Solutions on Rising Family Homelessness."

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Research category: Public Interest