Report: Young NYers Face Higher Barriers To Public Assistance

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The New York City Human Resources Administration Job Center on 14th Street in Manhattan. For years, HRA and advocates have wrestled over whether the decline in welfare rolls indicates that poor New Yorkers have found other ways to support themselves, or that eligibile families are being denied welfare. A new report focuses that debate on young, low-income people.

Photo by: Marc Fader

The New York City Human Resources Administration Job Center on 14th Street in Manhattan. For years, HRA and advocates have wrestled over whether the decline in welfare rolls indicates that poor New Yorkers have found other ways to support themselves, or that eligibile families are being denied welfare. A new report focuses that debate on young, low-income people.

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