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New York seeks to address homeless crisis with bill to build 1,000 new flats a year

Developers of designated affordable-housing projects will have to set aside 15% of units for the homeless

Ivy Faison, who won a lottery last year with her husband for a unit in a building in Brooklyn that was earmarked for the homeless, at her home in New York. About 79,000 people now live in New York's shelters or streets.

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AS New York City grapples with record numbers of homeless people, Mayor Bill de Blasio has faced deepening criticism that his plan to create more affordable housing, a signature effort of his administration, has done little to help people move from shelters into stable homes....

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