By Dr. Ralph da Costa Nunez
This week, we heard news of another rise in the homeless population in NYC’s shelters. Mayor de Blasio said he is formulating a “comprehensive vision” on homelessness.
A comprehensive vision is precisely what is needed — comprehensive enough to include educational supports, mental health services, job training and other on-site shelter services to put, and keep, families in their own homes. Homelessness is not a lack of housing; it is a lack of housing stability.