Thank you, New York City, for a successful HOPE 2017!
HOPE 2017
    New York City conducted its 12th annual Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE), a point-in-time estimate of the number of individuals living on city streets, parks, and in other public spaces throughout the five boroughs. Thousands of volunteers fanned out to complete the count, through which the City will gather valuable data to better serve the street homeless population. Learn more
NYPD to Assist DHS with Management of Security in Homeless Shelters
    NYPD and DHS announced that 22 NYPD personnel will be working with the Department of Social Services to help oversee management of security at Department of Homeless Services' shelters. As the result of a review of shelter security ordered by Mayor de Blasio in March 2016, a number of security improvements have already been implemented. Learn more
HOME-STAT Initiative Houses Almost 700 Formerly Street Homeless New Yorkers
    Since the launch of HOME-STAT in March 2016 through October, the new initiative has helped 690 street homeless individuals transition from the streets through connecting them to permanent housing or transitional housing options, such as safe havens. HOME-STAT remains the most comprehensive street homeless outreach initiative in any major national city. Read more
DHS and Council Member Ritchie Torres Announce Opening of New LGBTQ Shelter
    DHS and Council Member Ritchie Torres announced that a new homeless shelter will be opened in the Bronx to meet the needs of homeless LGBTQ young adults. Some studies estimate that as many as 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ. Read more

The NYC Office of Emergency Management has issued a Cold Weather Alert. As a result, a DHS Code Blue is in effect from Sunday, 2/26 at 4 pm until Monday, 2/27 at 8 am. Learn more

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