Welcome to HOME-STAT— Homeless Outreach & Mobile Engagement Street Action Teams— the most comprehensive street homelessness outreach effort ever deployed in a major American city.
What is HOME-STAT?
HOME-STAT partners existing homeless response and prevention programs with new innovations designed to better identify, engage, and transition homeless New Yorkers to appropriate services and, ultimately, permanent housing. HOME-STAT includes:
What it is: A proactive daily canvass of every block in Manhattan from Canal to 145th Street, plus hot spots in other boroughs, to identify people in need of services and alert the City’s contracted Street Outreach Teams.
How it’s different: HOME-STAT canvassing provides a consistent, daily look at daytime conditions of street homelessness, unlike traditional counts that are conducted overnight. HOME-STAT canvassing helps to connect people in need to skilled outreach providers who respond rapidly – within an average of one hour – to requests for assistance.
Quarterly Nighttime Counts
What it is: The addition of three comprehensive nighttime counts of New Yorkers living on the streets, on top of the official, federally mandated winter Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE) Count.
How it’s different: HOME-STAT’s new nighttime counts—one each in Spring, Summer and Fall—will supplement the HOPE Count to provide a more complete, year-round picture of street homelessness in the City.
Outreach and Citywide Case Management
What it is: A citywide effort to ensure that individuals identified through HOME-STAT and the City’s contracted Street Outreach Teams get the services they need.
How it’s different: HOME-STAT is a multi-agency effort designed to address complex, citywide barriers to reducing street homelessness. HOME-STAT holds the City – not just a single agency – accountable for outcomes.
Daily and Monthly Public Dashboards
What it is: A daily public dashboard that maps 311 service requests from the public, data from HOME-STAT surveys, and data from other select community partners. A monthly dashboard reports on aggregate outcomes, conditions and performance.
How it’s different: These dashboards offer a consistent, transparent and broad set of data about street homelessness and the City’s responses to it. This unprecedented effort will help the public as well as decision-makers track our efforts in reducing street homelessness and improving lives for our fellow New Yorkers.