NY's homeless population hits record high as poverty explodes in AmericaAccording to a new report coming out of New York the Economy isn’t approving very much because the homeless population in the nation’s largest city has exploded to an all-time high, forcing officials to provide shelter to desperate families in dilapidated tenements that have been identified by housing authorities as dangerous. New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio arrived at City Hall following his election on promises to turn the desperation around, but in reality, reports the Daily News, he has had difficulty addressing an age-old problem that has only gotten worse during the Obama years. The report went on to indicate that the paper, on its website, reported that, by mid-December, NYC’s homeless population had swollen to a record 59,068, or larger than the populations of scores of mid-sized cities around the country. One organization, the Coalition for the Homeless, told the paper that its homeless count was higher, at 60,352. FULL REPORT