Living the Line

Housing & Health


During the economic down turn, more homeless families are struggling in New York City. At this difficult time, many vulnerable families are being turned away by the public shelter system. Due to the lack of continuous budget support and housing subsidies, neither getting nor maintaining affordable housing is an easy task for many families desperately looking for a home they can call their own.


As poverty increases among New York City residents, the burden of rising food prices is a cause for concern. More than ever before, New York low-income families with children suffer the physical and psychological consequences of hunger. Access to public benefits, emergency food programs, and health care needs to be improved in order to better address hunger in this city.