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After months of dissembling and redirection, Mayor Bill de Blasio admitted the number and the condition of the city’s homeless residents is indeed a serious problem.
“I think there is both a perception and a reality problem,” de Blasio said in an interview with Brian Lehrer of WNYC.
The city’s homeless shelters are now home to at least 56,000 people, and thousands more are living in the street. Around 3,000 families have been placed in private rental buildings throughout the city under the so-called “cluster-site” program, but even city officials call the program an abject failure.
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