Bronx Residents Fear Being Homeless


The Bronx has it hard. It's the New York City borough with the highest unemployment rate. It has the highest violent crime rate. And now, according to the NY Daily News, its residents have more worries about homelessness than those in any other borough.

According to a poll by the Institute for Children and Poverty, a third of all Bronx residents actively fear homelessness, spurred in large part by continuing rent increases and budget cuts. Some 80% of Bronx residents polled ponder homelessness monthly, and more than a third speculated about it every single day.

And not without good reason.