"A Bold Plan to a Prevent Homelessness" By the editorial board, aidan dwyer

"It can’t be said enough that New York’s homelessness crisis is complicated. In a city where people are squeezed beyond their means by rising rents, just one of any number of additional stresses — a lost job, sickness, addiction, domestic violence — can propel a family into the shelter system or the street." That is the lead that the author used. They used a summary type lead.

Homelessness in New York is a real problem and should really be stopped. Although it might be difficult anything is possible and there is a bold plan to end it. I used a summary type lead also.

Where- "it can't be said enough that New York's homelessness crisis is complicated" this sentence from the editorial says that there is a lot of homelessness in New York.

Why- "a lost job, sickness, addiction, domestic violence-can propel a family into shelter ot the street" this segment from the editorial notes that there are multiple ways to become homeless.

Who-"Mr. Hevesi´s proposal would use state and federal funds to supplement a family´s shelter allowance up to 85 percent of fair market rent (localties could add their own funds to raise that to 100 percent) and would help pay for heat, if hear is not incuded in rent." Mr Hevesi came up with an idea to try to help the amount of family´s without a home in New York City.

What- "People who are homeless are most often unable to acquire and maintain regular, safe, secure and adequate housing." This section from the article describes homeless people.

How- "The problem won’t be solved by flooding the city with shelter beds, though more are needed. It certainly won’t be solved by blocking City Hall’s shelter plans, as New Yorkers in neighborhoods like Maspeth, Queens, have stridently done, demanding that these families go suffer someplace else." This section from the editorial describes how people in New York are trying to deal with the homelessness issue.

"About 80,000 families in New York are at risk of homelessness each year. A serious effort by the Legislature this year to protect them would be better than the inadequate existing rental assistance programs, and better for protecting stable neighborhoods in New York City and communities across the state." That is the concluding statement from the editorial.

Tons of people are thrown onto the street every year because they can't afford to live in a home. That's why the government should do more to try and deal with all of the people who can't put afford a shelter for themselves and their family.

The Editorial Board. "A Bold Plan to Prevent Homelessness." New York Times, 23 Jan. 2017, www.nytimes.com/2017/01/23/opinion/ a-bold-plan-to-prevent-homelessness.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FHomeless% 20Persons&action=click&contentCollection=timestopics®ion=stream&module=stream_ unit&version=search&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=collection&_r=0. Accessed 2 Mar. 2017. Created: 03/02/17 08:50PM

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