Press Releases

March 16, 2015 -- DHS Launches Largest Homelessness Prevention Campaign Ever: "Imagine" Campaign Encourages Families to "Reach Out, Before a Shelter Is Your Only Option."

March 30, 2015 -- DHS Commissioner, Schools' Chancellor, and NYC Service Partner with Scholastic to Launch Literacy Program in 20 DHS Shelters, Serving Over 4,000 Children

May 7, 2015 -- Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE) Shows Five Percent Decrease in Unsheltered Population Since 2014

May 11, 2015 -- Mayor de Blasio Launches Shelter Repair Squads to Address Urgent Health and Safety Conditions in City Shelters

June 1, 2015 -- Mayor de Blasio Orders Immediate Actions to End the Use of Substandard Three-Quarter Houses in New York City

June 26, 2015 -- Department of Homeless Services Honors College-Bound Students in Shelter with Recognition Ceremony Aboard the Intrepid Museum

August 5, 2015 -- New York City's Homeless Teens Get Advice from a Special Guest, Grammy-Winning Artist Miguel Discusses Handling Challenges

August 26, 2015 -- Former DHS Shelter Resident Publishes Memoir, Visits DHS to Speak to Current Residents About His Education and Experiences

September 17, 2015 -- DHS and Mayor's Clergy Advisory Council Announce "Opening Doors," Initiative Geared Toward Helping City's Street Homeless Population

September 30, 2015 -- DHS and CAMBA "Roll Out" New Mobile Unit in Grassroots Effort to Help Stop Homelessness Before It Starts

December 28, 2015 -- DHS Reinforces Daytime Shelter Access and Programming Policy for Clients in All Shelters

December 30, 2015 -- Federal Government Announces New York City Has Ended Chronic Veteran Homelessness

2016 Press Releases
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