Press Releases

December 22, 2016 -- DHS Releasing Request for Proposals to Control Costs & Improve Services When Renting Rooms at Commercial Hotels

December 21, 2016 -- HOME-STAT Initiative Houses Almost 700 Formerly Street Homeless New Yorkers

November 28, 2016 -- Latest Shelter Repair Scorecard Shows That Open Violations Continue to Decrease Within Homeless Shelters

November 18, 2016 -- DHS and Council Member Ritchie Torres Announce Opening of New Homeless Shelter for LGBTQ Community

October 28, 2016 -- DHS Honored by Library of Congress for Shelter Literacy Programs

September 29, 2016 -- 7,000 Fewer New Yorkers in Shelter Than Projected as a Result of de Blasio Administration Homeless Policies

August 12, 2016 -- Shelter Repair Scorecard Shows Building Violations in Non-Cluster Homeless Shelters Down 75 Percent Since January 2016

August 10, 2016 -- Mayor de Blasio Announces More Than 40,000 New Yorkers Exited or Avoided Shelter and Moved to Permanent Housing Through City's Rental Assistance Programs

July 18, 2016 -- Shelter Repair Scorecard Shows Building Violations in Non-Cluster Homeless Shelters Down 72 Percent Since January 2016

July 13, 2016 -- Girl Scouts Reach Out to New York's Homeless Through Operation Cookie

June 30, 2016 -- 100 Homeless College-Bound High School Graduates Honored by NYC Department of Homeless Services

June 24, 2016 -- NYC Department of Homeless Services Brings Women of Color Faith and Community Leaders Together for New Targeted Homelessness Prevention Event

June 21, 2016 -- To Address Usual After-School-Year Increase in Homelessness, City Offers Parents Resources to Stay in Their Homes

May 18, 2016 -- DHS, CAMBA, and the Rogosin Institute Dedicate a New Computer Lab to Help Homeless Children and Parents Bridge the Digital Divide

May 3, 2016 -- Shelter Repair Scorecard Shows Building Violations in Non-Cluster Homeless Shelters Down 57 Percent Since January 2016

April 28, 2016 -- HOPE 2016 Finds 12 Percent Decline in Street Homeless on the Night of the Count

April 27, 2016 -- DHS, DOE, NYPL, CAMBA, and NYC Service Join with Scholastic to Bring "Story Play" to Shelters

April 13, 2016 -- City Continues to Aggressively Inspect and Repair Homeless Shelters

April 11, 2016 -- Mayor de Blasio: Comprehensive Homeless Services Plan Increases Focus on Prevention and Rehousing

April 5, 2016 -- Mayor de Blasio Announces HOME-STAT Program Fully Operational

March 15, 2016 -- De Blasio Administration Announces New Measures to Improve Safety in Homeless Shelters

March 11, 2016 -- Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City Selects 14 Community-Based Organizations Citywide to Join $30 Million Connections to Care Partnership

March 9, 2016 -- February Shelter Repair Scorecard: City and Shelter Providers Fixed More Than 12,000 Violations

March 8, 2016 -- Over 30,000 New Yorkers Exited or Avoided Shelter and Moved to Permanent Housing Through City's Newly Created Rental Assistance Programs

February 14, 2016 -- Mayor Joins Outreach Efforts in Subway

February 8, 2016 -- City Conducts Eleventh Annual HOPE Survey

February 5, 2016 -- Mayor, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary, Deputy Mayor, HRA Commissioner, and Council Speaker Kick Off HOPE 2016

February 1, 2016 -- City Aggressively Inspecting and Fixing Homeless Shelter Conditions

January 30, 2016 -- Mayor Announces Enhanced Security Measures, Increased Mental Health Services for Homeless Shelters, Improved Coordination on Challenging Cases

January 19, 2016 -- More Than 3,000 New Yorkers Volunteer for HOPE; City Releases Video with Ben Stiller Voiceover Urging More to Volunteer

January 18, 2016 -- Mayor Issues Code Blue Warning, Reminds New Yorkers to Stay Warm and Help Others at Risk

January 8, 2016 -- Enhanced Services to Address Youth Homelessness

January 6, 2016 -- Mayor de Blasio Expands Effort to Improve Shelter Conditions

January 4, 2016 -- Mayor de Blasio Announces Three-Year Plan to Permanently End Use of Clusters as Homeless Shelters

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