The number of homeless people living in New York City has reached a record-high. The Department of Homeless Services reported there were 60,252, up 200 in two weeks. Now, some are saying the city’s current plan to combat homelessness isn’t working. “It’s definitely something that we cannot stand for as a city,” NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito said.
In an interview with CBS2, Viverito offered a number of suggestions, including the expansion of the “Living In Communities” (LINC) voucher program that provides money to move families out of a shelter and into permanent housing. But, she said there’s a hitch. READ MORE