7,000 Fewer New Yorkers in Shelter Than Projected as a Result of de Blasio Admin
    "Our current programs have substantially slowed the rate of growth in homelessness. And we will keep working to strengthen our efforts to prevent homelessness," said Steven Banks, Commissioner of the Department of Social Services.
Building Violations in Non-Cluster Homeless Shelters Down 75%

    Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the Shelter Repair Squad and shelter providers have cut outstanding building code violations at non-cluster shelters by an additional 11 percent over the last month, as reported in the July Shelter Repair Scorecard. Since the end of January 2016, open violations in non-cluster shelters are down 75 percent. Read more

Mayor de Blasio Announces More Than 40,000 New Yorkers Exited or Avoided Shelter

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    Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that 40,050 New Yorkers in 13,806 households are living in permanent housing and avoided or exited shelter through the administration's rental assistance and permanent housing programs since the programs began in July 2014. Read more
Congratulations, #NYCFutureLeaders2016!
    On June 29, DHS honored 100 college-bound high school seniors and St. John's University graduates for their accomplishments in a grand ceremony at New York Public Library's Celeste Bartos Forum. Learn more
HOPE 2016 Finds 12 Percent Decline in Street Homeless on the Night of the Count
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    "The decrease found by the HOPE count shows that progress is possible, and the new HOME-STAT dashboard and our quarterly counts will ensure that we have accurate information about where and who the street homeless are, so we can continue the hard work of finding them a home," said Mayor de Blasio.

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