New York City's Homelessness Rate At All Time High, As State Considers Pulling Funding For Key Program

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A homeless woman panhandles on the street on June 20, 2011 in New... News PhotoAdult,Economy,Finance,Homelessness,Horizontal,New York City,Occupation,Politics,Poverty,Social Issues,Street,USA,Unemployment,WomenPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2011 Getty ImagesNEW YORK, NY - JUNE 20: A homeless woman panhandles on the street on June 20, 2011 in New York City. According to an annual report on the city's homeless population conducted by the Coalition for the Homeless, a record 113,553 people turned to shelters last year. This was an eight percent increase over the previous year and is a 37 percent increase since 2002. While the reasons for the increase are numerous, the economy and the unemployment rate played a significant part in the numbers. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)