One of our top priorities at NYC DSS-DHS is helping the New Yorkers who we serve maintain and secure their housing, as well as helping New Yorkers experiencing homelessness identify permanent housing opportunities and move out of shelter into that stable housing. To that end, immediately upon taking office, the de Blasio Administration stepped in to fill the gap left by the City and State’s cancellation of the Advantage rental assistance program in 2011 by creating and implementing a comprehensive range of new rental assistance programs as well as reinstating rehousing programs. To date, these important resources and programs have helped more than 150,000 children and adults remain in or secure permanent housing, with the vast majority exiting shelter into permanent housing.
In addition, at our 26 Homebase locations across the five boroughs, dedicated staff are on hand to connect households exiting NYC-DHS with aftercare services as they transition to permanent housing and independent living.
Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Homebase locations are currently closed for in-person services. Please click on the following link to find the Homebase location that serves the ZIP code you currently reside in, along with the facility’s phone number.