Thank you for making HOPE 2018 a success, New York!
This year, a record 4,200 New Yorkers volunteered to participate in Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE). Volunteers gathered critical information that will assist outreach teams in their 24/7/365 efforts to reach, engage and encourage unsheltered individuals to transition off the streets to a more safe and stable environment. Learn more
The de Blasio Administration announced that nearly 1,500 street homeless New Yorkers have successfully transitioned off the streets and into safer, more stable environments, including transitional programs and permanent housing, as a result of the persistent, dedicated efforts of HOME-STAT outreach teams across the five boroughs. Read more
The de Blasio Administration announced a series of enhancements to interagency homeless outreach efforts. DHS and NYPD are expanding joint canvassing and outreach operations and the City is committing to opening an additional 250 Safe Haven beds, which will assist outreach teams' efforts to help chronically homeless New Yorkers off the streets and out of the subway system. Learn more
The de Blasio Administration announced that NYC has expanded overdose prevention programming at city shelters, including enhancing naloxone training. "Promoting positive health outcomes is integral to turning the tide on homelessness and improving quality of life for New Yorkers working to get back on their feet," said Department of Homeless Services Administrator Joslyn Carter. Read more