Invisible Child. Girl in the Shadows: Desani's Homeless Life. (The New York Times, 12/8/2013)
The hazy view in Bloomberg's crystal ball. With the economy growing in 2004, the Bloomberg administration adopted sweeping new policies intended to push the homeless to become more self-reliant. They would no longer get priority access to public housing and other programs, but would receive short-term help with rent. Poor people would be empowered, the mayor argued, and homelessness would decline.
But the opposite happened.
Today New York City has the highest number of homeless children -- 22,000 -- since the Great Depression.
And then there's this 2009 Bloomberg initiative.