New York City and Los Angeles have vastly larger homeless populations than any other cities in the country. But while most of New York’s homeless population is sheltered, the same can’t be said about Los Angeles. Just take a look at this chart.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposal specifically blocks New York City from receiving state funds to achieve another of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s campaign promises: helping homeless families move out of city shelters.
After 12 years of the Bloomberg administration, the reins of New York City have officially switched to Mayor Bill de Blasio. De Blasio, who has promised a “fairer, more progressive” city, certainly has his hands full as he begins to lay out his agenda for the city.