The need to address homelessness is as pressing as ever. The past few years have laid bare the persistent and far-reaching effects of the affordable housing crisis in New York City. Citizens’ Committee for Children recently published an infographic to illustrate how a disproportionate number of the city’s young children and low income families of color face this challenge.
The trauma of homelessness is something children carry with them for years. It impacts their short and long term health, economic stability, and well-being. Investing in programs that not only provide stable housing but connect children and families to needed resources that prevent and address the impact of homelessness on children are investments that not only help to strengthen outcomes for New York’s children and families, but benefit our communities and the city as a whole for years to come.