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DeBlasio Has ONLY One Regret As NYC Mayor

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday his greatest failure as a mayor has been the homelessness distress that troubled the city for the past eight years.

De Blasio, who presided over an increase in homelessness in New York that mirrored those of other big cities throughout the United States, said the rise was the "greatest disappointment" of his eight-year tenure, which will end when the term-limited mayor leaves office at the end of this year.

“The thing I’ve struggled with and we finally are making some profound progress, but it’s homelessness,” de Blasio said Friday morning on MSNBC's Morning Joe. “I’m happy to say that after some absolute early misunderstandings and missteps on my part, that I’ve owned up to, we’ve found some strategies that are working much better to get people off the streets. Our shelter population has gone down greatly. It’s much lower than when I took office.”