2008_08_homeless.jpgThe Independent Budget Office issued a report noting that the number of homeless families has stayed about the same, comparing this past March with 2004 when Mayor Bloomberg promised to reduce homelessness by two-thirds in 2009, even as investment in homeless services has increased by 20%. This suggests Bloomberg is "falling way behind his goals." City Councilman Bill DeBlasio, who commissioned the report, says it's a "wakeup call." The Coalition for the Homeless has questioned whether the Bloomberg administration has addressed homelessness adequately (there was that recent NY magazine article that said it's the Bloomberg administration's "single biggest failure"), but Bloomberg said his administration is trying every day.