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    The Hurricane Service Center offers in-person support and access to services to individuals affected by the hurricanes, and will be open from 9 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, and 1 PM to 5 PM on Sunday. The City of New York urges individuals planning to visit the service center to make an appointment by visiting or calling 311. Learn more
DHS Administrator Joslyn Carter
DHS Announcement
    Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the appointment of Joslyn Carter as Administrator of the Department of Homeless Services (DHS). Administrator Carter will be a key leader in implementing the Mayor's plan for transforming the provision of shelter to a borough-based approach. Learn more
HOME-STAT Outreach Team Engages Street Homeless New Yorker
    The City's first-ever comprehensive “by-name” list is central to HOME-STAT's individual-by-individual approach to addressing street homelessness. Teams continue to engage and build relationships with these individuals to support their transition off the street. Learn more
Commssioner Banks, DM Palacio, and Bronx Electeds Announce Cluster Exits

City Transitions More Than 3,000 New Yorkers Out of Cluster Units, Reducing Use by 23 Percent

Cluster Countdown
    Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Dr. Herminia Palacio and DSS Commissioner Steven Banks announced that DHS has transitioned more than 3,000 New Yorkers out of cluster units into a mix of permanent housing and shelter since Mayor de Blasio’s 90-day review of homeless services. Learn more

Information about DHS Shelter and Street Homeless Outreach during a Cold Weather Alert

The NYC Office of Emergency Management has issued a Cold Weather Alert. As a result, a DHS Code Blue is in effect from 4 pm on Thursday, November 23 until 8 am on Friday, November 24. Learn more

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