Once Again, Trying Housing as a Cure for Homelessness

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Last July, the number of homeless families with children in the system surpassed all previous records, and that trend has only accelerated. Last month, a record of 33,887 homeless people slept in the shelters each night, including 14,553 children and 11,612 adults in 7,879 families.

A New York University study that followed homeless families who entered city shelters in 1988 and a random group of families on public assistance who had not been homeless found that only one factor