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Domestic Violence Is Third Leading Cause of Homelessness

The Huffington Post's Melissa Jeltsen has a feature about how women often have to choose between leaving partners who are abusing them and having housing. According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, domestic violence is the third leading cause of homelessness among families. Jeltson, who focused her piece on New York City, reports that there are going to be 683 city-run units where families can stay indefinitely. "But in a city of 8 million people, it’s simply not enough to meet the need," Jeltsen writes.