NYC, Washington homeless murders shake up advocates. What must change?


NYC, Washington homeless murders shake up advocates. What must change?

  • At least five homeless men have been shot, two fatally, in a recent string of related attacks on homeless men in New York and Washington, D.C.
  • According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, more than 326,000 people were homeless in the United States in a single night in 2021.
  • HUD on Monday announced $2.6 billion in awards for about 7,000 local housing and homeless services programs across the United States.

NEW YORK – Four homeless men were beaten to death by another homeless man as they slept on a street in 2019.

Last year, a homeless man with a history of psychiatric problems stabbed four people sleeping on the subway, killing two.

And, now, at least five homeless men have been shot, two fatally, in a series of recent attacks in New York and Washington, D.C.

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