A new report says the city and state have the resources to end homelessness in the five boroughs by 2020, and lays out recommendations to make it happen.
Published by a coalition of activist groups known as "Homes for Every New Yorker", the report calls on Mayor Bill de Blasio to set aside at least 10 percent of all units in his affordable housing plan for those currently living in homeless shelters, as well as more public housing.
The report identifies the growing disparity between housing costs and income levels as a key contributor to homelessness, and recommends Governor Andrew Cuomo allow for a $15 minimum wage in the city.
The group says rates of homelessness in the city are at the highest since the Great Depression.
Over 60,000 people bed down in city homeless shelters every night, including 25,000 children.