- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 25, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - A new report says skyrocketing rents in the Bronx are pushing more families into homelessness.

The president of the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness, Ralph Nunez, tells the Daily News (https://nydn.us/MXJAGg ) that the Bronx is the “new battleground for gentrification.”

The institute says the Bronx has accounted for the largest segment of the city’s homeless population so far this fiscal year, with about 1,084 families in the shelter system.

Brooklyn ranked second, with about 935 families.

The institute says rising rents in Manhattan’s Washington Heights also have forced families into the shelter system in recent years.

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Information from: Daily News, https://www.nydailynews.com


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