With New York City’s homeless population in shelters at a record high of 50,000, a growing number of New Yorkers punch out of work and then sign in to a shelter, city officials and advocates for the homeless say. More than one out of four families in shelters, 28 percent, include at least one employed adult, city figures show, and 16 percent of single adults in shelters hold jobs.
There is more here.
The average monthly cost for the government to shelter a family is more than $3,000; the cost for a single person is more than $2,300.
I am reading Glaeser's book, and he argues that excessive building restrictions in NYC are to blame for the high housing prices.