Homelessness has been an issue in New York City for a long time. In the last decades, the number of adults and families who have lost their jobs, belongings, and homes has increased. Being homeless leads to many difficult challenges including economic, social, and environmental.  Many of these people can be seen on street corners or in the train asking for food or money while holding of card board box cutouts with written things on them. According to a CBS article the amount of people in New York City that are homeless has reached a city high record. During October 2016, the Department of Homeless Services reported there were 60,252 homeless people in shelters. A third of those that are homeless are under the age of 18. To understand homelessness in NYC this research will provide a background information and ways that the city helps the people in need.