TONIGHT 60,067 PEOPLE WILL SLEEP IN NYC SHELTERS. 24,704 OF THEM WILL BE CHILDREN.
The fundamental cause of homelessness is the lack of affordable housing.
By every measure, New Yorkers have experienced a widening gap between incomes and rents. This affordability gap has been catastrophic for poor and low-income New Yorkers, who, in recent years, have seen their income fall or stagnate at the same time that apartment rents continued to rise.
The widening gap between incomes and rents has contributed to rising number of evictions and, therefore, to the rising number of homeless families living in shelters.
Stockings With Care is committed to helping our city’s children feel the magic of Christmas morning regardless of where they call home.