“Since 1979, when a homeless veteran of the Korean war successfully sued the city for failing to provide him with shelter, the city has had a legal duty to house those unable to afford a home. (New York’s state constitution says that “the aid, care and support of the needy are public concerns and shall be provided by the state and by such of its subdivisions.”)” (The Economist, 2017, p.33).
The Economist. (2017) New York’s Homelessness: Masses Huddled. The Economist. 25th March, 2017.