The number of homeless people staying at New York City’s shelters has, for the first time ever, gone beyond 60,000, according to new official data.
The New York City’s shelter population reached 60,017 people on Tuesday night, the New York Post reported Thursday, citing data by the Department of Homeless Services.
Nearly 24,000 homeless children were sleeping in shelters, while the adult population exceeded 36,000,.
According to a separate report by the New York Daily News on Tuesday, homelessness has reached such levels in the city that nearly one in 10 of New York City’s school children was homeless during the 2015-16 school year that ended in June.
Overall, 105,445 of the city’s roughly 1.1 million students were homeless this year, according to data by the New York State Technical and Education Assistance Center for Homeless Students (NYS-TEACHS).
“There has been a steady increase over the past number of years and a sharp increase in the…