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Number of Homeless Families Skyrocketing

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This one is a serious bummer: the number of families going into city homeless shelters hit an all-time high last month. A record 1,464 families entered city shelters last month - the highest one-month gain since the city began keeping statistics 25 years ago. That's a 22% increase over last September and followed two months of similar highs. At the end of last month, 9,300 families with 15,000 children lived in shelters. We have no snark available for stuff like this. [NYDN]