It has been a week since Hurricane Sandy devastated the New York City borough of Queens.
A week after that, a mass shooting left six dead and more than 200 injured.
This week, a third mass shooting took place in the city.
These events all have a common theme: the increasing number of people experiencing homelessness in New York.
On Friday, the NYPD reported that homelessness increased by 50 percent since the hurricane, as well as the number of homeless individuals.
This has led to a lot of speculation and fears among the city’s homeless community.
A survey released this week by the New Yorker found that nearly half of New Yorkers who had been living on the streets since January 1st, 2017 are now homeless.
But a new report from the nonprofit organization the National Alliance for the Homeless found that only 20 percent of New York’s homeless are currently living in shelters.
It also found that about a quarter of those living on public assistance are currently homeless.
“This has been the largest increase in homelessness in the United States since 2000,” says Jennifer Kostin, executive director of the National Advocates for the Diaspora (NAD).
“We have a lot to be ashamed of, not only for the victims and the families and the communities that have lost loved ones, but for the failure of the government to do something.”
While the city has been under siege, the city is still trying to deal with the fallout of the attacks.
On Wednesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a program that provides temporary housing to those who need it, but only if they have at least $250,000 in income.
According to the Associated Press, the governor says the money will go to the citys homeless programs.
But while the program was intended to be temporary, the federal government has stepped in and has approved more than $3.4 billion in emergency funding for the city since Sandy.
While the federal funding is intended to help alleviate the financial burden of those who are unable to afford a permanent home, the state’s funding for housing has been frozen at $1,000 a month.
New York Gov.
Andrew Cuomo speaks to reporters on Sept. 27, 2018, in Albany, N.Y. Cuomo said the city will not accept emergency money until its homeless crisis is resolved.
(AP Photo/David Goldman) The problem of homelessness in this country is the problem of poverty, not the problem with a shortage of affordable housing, says Kristi Boesch, president of the New Jersey-based advocacy group Homeless New Yorkers.
“We are not getting our fair share in the way of money,” she told VICE News.
“There are millions of people out there who are struggling.
There are families who are homeless, there are communities that are homeless.
There is no shortage of places to live, for homeless people or anyone else.”
The numbers of homeless people in New England have been increasing since the start of the year.
The number of New Englanders living in homeless shelters, and the number living in the country’s largest city, Boston, have both increased in the past year, according to the nonprofit advocacy group The Coalition for the Common Good.
“The number of the homeless is rising in Boston,” Boesa said.
“They have an increase of 50 percent in the number, and we’re seeing a rise of that number in New Jersey, in Massachusetts, in New Hampshire.”
In New York, there have been more than 400 incidents of homeless and transient individuals in shelters or on the street since Sandy hit.
“People are afraid to be homeless,” said Boesack, who has lived on the city streets for six years.
“When you’re on the outside of the system, you don’t know what you’re doing.”