At least 311 homeless people died in city fiscal year 2017 — a 30 percent increase from 2016 — and the leading cause of death among them was drug use, with 103 deaths. Of those, 86 were from drug overdoses and the remaining 17 were from chronic drug use.
The Politico article summarizes New York City's Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Report on Homeless Deaths. BRC's CEO, Muzzy Rosenblatt shares insight on these rising numbers. Read full article here.