The New York State Bar Association is launching a new task force that will examine the impact of homelessness and explore ways that governments can intervene so that fewer people will be living on the streets.
More than 74,000 New Yorkers are homeless, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness.
“Homelessness is a crisis, and you can see it in every city in this country,” said New York State Bar Association President Richard Lewis. “This is a pressing issue that affects veterans, people with mental illness, victims of domestic violence and many others. We live in the richest country in the world, and we should be able to help people who are experiencing homelessness and often find themselves in life and death situations.”
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