De Blasio's Current Homeless Strategy Won't Reduce Shelter Population, Former Deputy Says

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Former Deputy Mayor Lilliam Barrios-Paoli is the highest-ranking official to resign from the de Blasio administration.

More than 60,000 New Yorkers are currently homeless. After three years as Mayor, Bill de Blasio hasn’t found a way to bring that number down, a problem that promises to haunt him through his re-election bid. To better understand the challenges the city faces in addressing homelessness, WNYC’s Mirela Iverac sat down with Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, former Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, who resigned last year. Barrios-Paoli is the highest ranking official to leave the administration.