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Look where homelessness is growing — and why.

New federal statistics show US homelessness rose slightly this year — driven by a 4 percent jump in New York City and similar increases in Los Angeles and other West Coast cities. In short, the problem is growing in areas that are spending the most to help. Mayor de Blasio, for example, has doubled anti-homelessness...
Time: 20:46     Date: 07.12.2017
Last US News - Opinion: Look where homelessness is growing — and why. NY Post 24 - US News

The Department of Housing and Urban Development found 3,936 people living on de Blasio’s streets this year, up from 2,838 in 2016. HUD also counts a total of 72,565 homeless New Yorkers, including those in shelters the city doesn’t run.

Team de Blasio’s approach to the city’s “right to shelter” law is helping the record numbers: Families who once would have let relatives live “doubled up” with them now encourage them to enter the shelter system for a temporary place to stay until the city gives them an emergency grant, puts them in public housing or gets them a Section 8 subsidy.

The increase has led city homeless czar Steven Banks to use hotels, at an average per-family cost of $6,570 a month. And that gambit has driven community resentment that led to the unseating of such de Blasio defenders as Assemblywoman Marge Markey and City Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley, both of Queens.

Expect the political headwinds to grow stronger until the city changes course.

Opinion

Last US News - Opinion: Why even Trump critics should want a probe of the FBI. NY Post 24 - US News
Why even Trump critics should want a probe of the FBI.
If the Justice Department and FBI are, as we’ve been told incessantly, not merely patriots but consummate professionals,...
Last US News - Opinion: Debunking the NRA’s pathetic push to blame mass shootings on Ritalin. NY Post 24 - US News
Debunking the NRA’s pathetic push to blame mass shootings on Ritalin.
Noblesville, Indiana, became the latest site in a spate of school shootings Friday, and Americans want action. We need to...
Last US News - Opinion: Let’s hope the Trump-Kim summit stays cancelled. NY Post 24 - US News
Let’s hope the Trump-Kim summit stays cancelled.
Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off The Nobel committee will presumably be disappointed, but President Trump’s summit with...
Last US News - Opinion: Mayor Snowflake can’t deal with a critical, independent press. NY Post 24 - US News
Mayor Snowflake can’t deal with a critical, independent press.
Mayor Snowflake regrets. Not his clownish administration, not his demeaning effort to insert himself into the national political...

Opinion

Last US News - Opinion: Why even Trump critics should want a probe of the FBI. NY Post 24 - US News
Why even Trump critics should want a probe of the FBI.
If the Justice Department and FBI are, as we’ve been told incessantly, not merely patriots but consummate professionals,...
Last US News - Opinion: Debunking the NRA’s pathetic push to blame mass shootings on Ritalin. NY Post 24 - US News
Debunking the NRA’s pathetic push to blame mass shootings on Ritalin.
Noblesville, Indiana, became the latest site in a spate of school shootings Friday, and Americans want action. We need to...
Last US News - Opinion: Let’s hope the Trump-Kim summit stays cancelled. NY Post 24 - US News
Let’s hope the Trump-Kim summit stays cancelled.
Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off The Nobel committee will presumably be disappointed, but President Trump’s summit with...
Last US News - Opinion: Mayor Snowflake can’t deal with a critical, independent press. NY Post 24 - US News
Mayor Snowflake can’t deal with a critical, independent press.
Mayor Snowflake regrets. Not his clownish administration, not his demeaning effort to insert himself into the national political...
Last US News - Opinion: Asians are the main victim of elite-school affirmative action. NY Post 24 - US News
Asians are the main victim of elite-school affirmative action.
Asian-Americans are among the most successful groups in the United States, but we often forget the discrimination they faced...

Living

US Living News: Jon Bon Jovi and son debut new line of rosé, Hampton Water. NY Post 24 - US News
Jon Bon Jovi and son debut new line of rosé, Hampton Water.
From banging through the final leg of Bon Jovi’s “This House Is Not for Sale” Tour to finally getting inducted into...
US Living News: Yearbook recalled after racist slur printed. NY Post 24 - US News
Yearbook recalled after racist slur printed.
SAVANNAH, Ga. — Students at a coastal Georgia high school are being asked to hand back in their yearbooks after a racial...
US Living News: Mysterious ‘werewolf’ killed in Montana. NY Post 24 - US News
Mysterious ‘werewolf’ killed in Montana.
A mysterious wolf-like creature was shot dead by a rancher in rural Montana — and even wildlife officials have no clue...
US Living News: Antidepressants linked to the obesity epidemic: study. NY Post 24 - US News
Antidepressants linked to the obesity epidemic: study.
We’ve long known that depression can cause weight gain, and that obesity can cause depression. Now, a new study suggests...
US Living News: This blueberry dessert was a wartime main dish. NY Post 24 - US News
This blueberry dessert was a wartime main dish.
On Memorial Day, we remember the sacrifices military men and women have made for this country. And behind every person in...
US Living News: Australia breeding wasp army as biological warfare agents. NY Post 24 - US News
Australia breeding wasp army as biological warfare agents.
There is a killer bug buzzing around Australia which scientists are breeding as a biological warfare agent. The parasitic...
US Living News: I’m in my 20s and addicted to hardcore porn. NY Post 24 - US News
I’m in my 20s and addicted to hardcore porn.
Jenna was in her late teens when she discovered porn. At first, it was harmless fun that made her feel pleasantly aroused,...
US Living News: Italian court orders parents to change daughter’s name. NY Post 24 - US News
Italian court orders parents to change daughter’s name.
Parents in Italy have been ordered to change their daughter’s name after calling her Blu. A court-ordered Vittoria...

Business

Last US Business News: Blade isn’t leaving East Hampton after all. NY Post 24 - US News
Blade isn’t leaving East Hampton after all.
Blade — the Uber-like helicopter service to the East End — had to endure blaring headlines this spring that it lost its...
Last US Business News: Ex-Xerox CEO caves to pressure, gives up $18M golden parachute. NY Post 24 - US News
Ex-Xerox CEO caves to pressure, gives up $18M golden parachute.
Xerox’s former boss gave up an $18 million golden parachute this month as he caved to pressure from billionaire Carl Icahn,...
Last US Business News: Trump administration reaches deal to save Chinese giant ZTE. NY Post 24 - US News
Trump administration reaches deal to save Chinese giant ZTE.
The Trump administration has told Congress that it’s reached a deal on Friday that would allow Chinese telecommunications...
Last US Business News: Herbalife shares crash after Icahn slashes his stake. NY Post 24 - US News
Herbalife shares crash after Icahn slashes his stake.
After nearly six years of battling activist investor Bill Ackman, Carl Icahn has pared down his stake in Herbalife. The hard-charging...
Last US Business News: Live Nation investor withdraws suit over executive bonuses. NY Post 24 - US News
Live Nation investor withdraws suit over executive bonuses.
A Live Nation investor who accused the concert promoter of handing out $11 million in unwarranted bonuses withdrew her lawsuit...
Last US Business News: Roku stock gets boost after short-seller changes mind. NY Post 24 - US News
Roku stock gets boost after short-seller changes mind.
Roku’s stock was on a tear Friday after a noted short-seller changed his tune on the streaming giant. “What a difference...
Last US Business News: Half of Walmart’s workers are now part-timers. NY Post 24 - US News
Half of Walmart’s workers are now part-timers.
Part-time workers account for half of Walmart’s workforce, up from 20 percent in 2005, according to a labor group report...
Last US Business News: Tesla accelerated seconds before Autopilot crash in Utah: cops. NY Post 24 - US News
Tesla accelerated seconds before Autopilot crash in Utah: cops.
A Tesla that crashed while in Autopilot mode in Utah this month accelerated in the seconds before it smashed into a stopped...

Metro

Metro News: Emails show de Blasio officials put PR over homelessness. NY Post 24 - US News
Emails show de Blasio officials put PR over homelessness.
The de Blasio administration put public relations before policy in dealing with the homeless crisis — and a senior city...
Metro News: Silver looks to go another round with feds over corruption case. NY Post 24 - US News
Silver looks to go another round with feds over corruption case.
Disgraced politician Sheldon Silver is itching to go a third round in his corruption battle with the feds. The ex-speaker...
Metro News: Cro-Mags punk rocker sues old band over group name. NY Post 24 - US News
Cro-Mags punk rocker sues old band over group name.
A punk-band founder who once attacked his former bandmates with a knife at Webster Hall is now suing them in Manhattan federal...
Metro News: Racist bullies photoshopped my face on Hitler’s body: suit. NY Post 24 - US News
Racist bullies photoshopped my face on Hitler’s body: suit.
A trio of racist eighth-graders at a Catholic school on Long Island bombarded a black 14-year-old classmate with a string...
Metro News: NYC kids pick new ferry names for city-wide contest. NY Post 24 - US News
NYC kids pick new ferry names for city-wide contest.
Ferry creative! Big Apple second graders delivered fun and pun-filled names for a fleet of 10 new ferries that will soon...
Metro News: MTA overhauling ‘forgotten’ subway station after Post report. NY Post 24 - US News
MTA overhauling ‘forgotten’ subway station after Post report.
The MTA is not completely ignoring J/Z train riders. The transit authority announced the first phase of a major overhaul...
Metro News: De Blasio renews ‘bias’ attack on Bloomberg News. NY Post 24 - US News
De Blasio renews ‘bias’ attack on Bloomberg News.
Mayor Bill de Blasio often blames his predecessor for problems that have continued to this day, but on Friday he took it...
Metro News: Cop who died in wedding-day crash is laid to rest. NY Post 24 - US News
Cop who died in wedding-day crash is laid to rest.
Fallen NYPD Officer Michael Colangelo was laid to rest Friday among a sea of cops, who led him and his police dog on one...

Sport

Last US Sport News: Rutgers takes important first step in recruiting Jersey players. NY Post 24 - US News
Rutgers takes important first step in recruiting Jersey players.
The recent commitments didn’t make national headlines. Just like Steve Pikiell’s first two seasons as Rutgers’ men’s...
Last US Sport News: NYCFC just can’t win on the road. NY Post 24 - US News
NYCFC just can’t win on the road.
HOUSTON — New York City FC’s road struggles continue. Alberth Elis scored his seventh goal of the season to help the...
Last US Sport News: Rockets show no fear on brink of Finals despite losing Chris Paul. NY Post 24 - US News
Rockets show no fear on brink of Finals despite losing Chris Paul.
After announcing star point guard Chris Paul will miss Game 6 of the NBA Western Conference finals, the Rockets are a game...
Last US Sport News: Aaron Judge shows off his other amazing skill at critical moment. NY Post 24 - US News
Aaron Judge shows off his other amazing skill at critical moment.
Aaron Judge didn’t do much offensively in Friday’s 2-1 win over the Angels, but his arm more than made up for it. The...
Last US Sport News: Stitches plays by the Rules. NY Post 24 - US News
Stitches plays by the Rules.
Memorial Day weekend here in New “Blas” City. Some rules and regulations for you and your family to follow in order to...