Transcript for By the Numbers: New York City’s large homeless population
For the nation's homeless population social distancing is nearly impossible in crowded homeless shelters raising concerns. But the potential spread of corona virus among those already struggling so let's take a look at what's being done here New York. By the numbers. City officials say at least 26 homeless people have died of the 421. Confirmed to have Kobe nineteen in New York City that's from the city's total homeless population nearly. 789000. The nightly shelter population has swelled in recent weeks especially among the more than 171000. Men and women. Who sleep in the city's dormitory life group shelters for single adults. Now to reduce density in those groups shelters the city is spending 200 dollars and 92 rent hotel rooms were symptomatic homeless people. As well as vulnerable seniors can be isolated. According to mayor bill to Lazio's some 6000 single New Yorkers will be living in those hotels. Rather than shelters by next Monday and what some homeless still sheltering on subways and streets. New York is also adding 230 additional Benson facilities outside homeless shelters to try to get more individuals on the street. The city is also staggering meal times and shelters to limit gatherings and reduce how much shelter residents have to leave facilities each day to avoid potential exposure.
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