Damian’s HOPE Count Reflection

Statistics are important to the real world because they enable us to assess problems in a mathematical and logical way. In the HOPE count, statistics were essential for analyzing and interpreting the data we picked on Monday night. With the information we collected, the government can make decisions on how much money/resources need to be allocated to homeless problem in New York City.

Before the HOPE count,  I was quite naive about shelters. I knew of their existence; however, I did not think they were used very much by the homeless. On Monday, my group encountered very few homeless, and I came to learn that the area we were in had two shelters. Furthermore, some of the people we met were already on their way to a shelter or planning to go. Shelters are integral for helping New York City’s homeless and should received investment from the government.

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