About this Project
Over the course of several months at the end of 2017, I worked with The New York Times Metro desk to provide a glimpse into the homelessness crisis in New York City. At the time of publication, an estimated 77,000 people were homeless. We traced different families through each stage of homelessness, from the time they applied to get into the system to the day they secured keys to independent housing. The city, by law, must provide shelter to anyone in need. But as we took a timely look at the crisis, we found that perhaps the only thing more complicated than getting into a shelter was getting out.