Infographic: NYC Children: Homeless for the Holidays
Published December 2012
With record numbers of families with children living in NYC homeless shelters for increasingly longer periods of time, CCC’s NYC Children: Homeless for the Holidays infographic illustrates the negative impact that family homelessness can have on both the well-being of New York City’s children and New York City taxpayers.
Family homelessness is traumatic for children, causing disruptions to their lives and separating them from their homes, friends, schools, and broader communities. CCC has been long-time advocates for preventive solutions that keep children from entering the shelter system, and these programs are more important than ever. Homeless for the Holidays explains that alternatives like rent subsidies can provide a more cost-effective, long-term solution to family homelessness in New York City.