Rising Rent In Bronx Spurs Homelessness

Published on February 26, 2014, 6:17 pm
FavoriteLoadingAdd to favorites 45 secs

A new report says skyrocketing rents in Bronx are pushing more families into homelessness.

The president of the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness, Ralph Nunez, tells the press that Bronx is the “new battleground for gentrification.”

The institute says the Bronx has accounted for the largest segment of the city’s homeless population so far this fiscal year, with about 1,084 families in the shelter system.

Brooklyn ranked second, with about 935 families.

The institute says rising rents in Manhattan’s Washington Heights also have forced families into the shelter system in recent years.


Jonas Bronck is the pseudonym under which we publish and manage the content and operations of The Bronx Daily.™ | Bronx.com - the largest daily news publication in the borough of "the" Bronx with over 1.5 million annual readers. Publishing under the alias Jonas Bronck is our humble way of paying tribute to the person, whose name lives on in the name of our beloved borough.