NYC Exports Homeless Across Country Without Telling Receiving Cities

The Post reported that city taxpayers spent $89 million on rent to ship 5,074 homeless families—or 12,482 individuals— out of the city since the program started in August 2017.

The Department of Homeless Services defended the high costs of the program, saying that housing the homeless in city-run shelters costs $41,000 per family per year compared with the average yearly rent of $17,563 to transplant families elsewhere.

Even though the agency claims it is saving money, the cities on the receiving end of the program are reportedly not happy.

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