Report: homelessness increasing on LI

The federal government has released a new report about homelessness with troubling implications for Long Island. The report by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development found the number

News 12 Staff

Nov 5, 2014, 4:05 AM

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Report: homelessness increasing on LI
The federal government has released a new report about homelessness with troubling implications for Long Island.
The report by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development found the number of homeless on Long Island has increased, while in the rest of the country the number has dropped.
There were more than 3,200 homeless Long Island residents in January, up about 100 from 2012.
Greta Guarton, director of the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless, said there has been an increase in the number of homeless Long Island families living in temporary housing.
The organization blames the high cost of housing and Superstorm Sandy.


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