As homeless population swells, New York City will add more health clinics at schools By Patrick Wall

New York City will spend nearly $30 million to increase health services and offer other help for the city’s growing number of homeless students, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday.

The funding comes from the state and will go toward new school-based health centers and programs inside homeless shelters that help children with literacy and attendance. The initiatives, included in de Blasio’s updated spending plan for the coming fiscal year, are the mayor’s latest attempt to grapple with the city’s rising homeless population, which includes more than 86,000 public school students in temporary housing and has grown 25 percent since 2010. Read more .





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