Commissioner Steven Banks talking to Girl Scout Troop 6000
    The de Blasio Administration announced that Girl Scout Troop 6000, the first of its kind Girl Scout troop dedicated to serving girls and women in the shelter system as they get back on their feet, has expanded to 15 shelter facilities for families with children across all five boroughs. Learn more
HOME-STAT outreach worker engages New Yorker in need
    The de Blasio Administration announced that more than 1,800 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. Learn more
DHS Administrator Carter and CMOM launch a new Health and Learning Hub
DHS Announcement
    The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) and the New York City Department of Homeless Services announced they are expanding their collaborative partnership to improve quality of life for homeless New Yorkers by replicating CMOM's successful early childhood health and learning hub model inside two additional homeless shelters serving families with children. Learn more
Thank you!

Thank you for making HOPE 2018 a success, New York!

HOPE 2018
    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
HOME-STAT canvasser engages a street homeless New Yorker
    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

When the National Weather Service issues a Heat Advisory for New York City, a DHS Code Red is in effect from 12 pm until 8 pm.

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Owner or a Broker?

The Living in Communities (LINC) Rental Assistance programs were created to help move families out of shelter and into stable housing.

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Daily DHS Shelter Census

Find out the number of DHS clients we serve each day.

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Turning the Tide NYC

DHS is helping even more New Yorkers move out of shelter and secure permanent housing, just like Richard and Doris.

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