For their last project, journalism students must take JRN 490, the capstone course that integrates everything they have learned in their time at the School of Journalism.
Amir Khan examined the the growing number of homeless that reside in New York City shelters.
The increase coincides with the subprime mortgage crisis and the current recession in the last five years. Over that time span, the city has seen the largest increase in the number of homeless families with children that call shelters their home.
Now, a controversial budget cut may make things worse. Governor Andrew Cuomo’s most recent budget proposal included a cut to the city’s Advantage Program, a rent assistance program that helped the homeless leave shelters and maintain an apartment while they try to become self-sufficient.
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