More than half a million Americans were homeless in 2015. Homelessness is actually down across the country, but the problem is surging in cities like New York and Los Angeles, where housing costs are skyrocketing, pushing low-income residents out of their homes. Though the word homeless may evoke the image of a man sleeping on the sidewalk or in a train station, most homeless people live in shelters or other transitional housing. More than a third are families with children.
The leading causes of homelessness continues to be eviction and job loss.
The number of homeless students living in shelters in Long Island and NYC has increased.
Department of Housing and Urban Development says Bergen County has ended homelessness.
Project Homeless Connect Day gives homeless and needy residents access to services.
New Jersey's Temporary Rental Assistance program ends March 1.
A PBS NewsHour Weekend special
We give you the details of New York's "Home for the Holidays" program.
Women and children make up the majority of NYC’s homeless.Christine Quinn offers solutions
Homeless rates are spiking on Long Island, why? We investigate
A report found that nearly 60% of NYC residents have trouble paying household expenses.