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November 9, 2017

NYC shelters most homeless, but it's costly

  • Last year, New York spent nearly $1.7 billion in city, state and federal money to aid the homeless.
    Associated Press

    NEW YORK — It's before dawn when two outreach workers find a homeless man known as Juice near a train station in Harlem. A nurse will be visiting to discuss his heart problems, they tell him.

    A short time later, in Marcus Garvey Park, the sun has just begun to rise when the caseworkers approach a man zipped inside a sleeping bag. They have encountered him before; they know he's teasing when he gives a phony name.

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