By Joe Murphy and Greg B. Smith
Black and Hispanic neighborhoods struggling with poverty bear the brunt of the battle to shelter the homeless, not affluent white communities, a Daily News data analysis shows.
Critics say this racial imbalance is likely to be reinforced by Mayor de Blasio’s new plan to keep homeless individuals in the communities where they become homeless.
Who bears the burden of sheltering the homeless
A breakdown by Community District showing the number of shelter beds, cluster site apartments and hotel rooms where the city places homeless families and individuals, relative to the racial breakdown and poverty rate.
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Source: The New York Daily News (via The Empire Report)