State of the Homeless

The Coalition’s annual report provides an overview of homelessness in New York City.  Recent reports have analyzed the dramatic increases in New York City’s homeless shelter population and outlined proven solutions.

State of the Homeless 2017: Rejecting Low Expectations: Housing is the Answer

The 2017 report includes a “report card” that grades the City and State on their respective efforts to prevent homelessness, improve the shelter system, and create long-term solutions. The report recommends an aggressive course correction to prioritize housing production for homeless families and individuals on a scale to meet the level of need.

Read the report here. Download the complete report here.

State of the Homeless 2016: Beyond The Rhetoric: What Will Turn The Tide?

The 2016 report documents the City’s efforts to combat homelessness, which have shown early signs of success, and how the City and State must work closely together to coordinate anti-homelessness efforts and invest in proven solutions to reducing a crisis that remains at near-record levels.

Read the report here. Download the complete report here.

State of the Homeless 2015: Turning the Tide – New York City Takes Steps to Combat Record Homelessness, but Albany Must Step Up

The 2015 report documents the encouraging initial steps New York City has taken to begin to reduce the record number of New Yorkers. The report outlined key policy recommendations for both city and state leaders to dramatically reduce homelessness from today’s record heights.

Read the report here. Download the complete report here.

State of the Homeless 2014: Amidst Unprecedented Homelessness – A New Focus on Housing Can Turn the Tide 2014

The 2014 report documents new record levels of homelessness reached in Mayor Bloomberg’s final year in office, with more than 53,000 New Yorkers and 22,000 children sleeping in shelters each night by the end of 2013.

Read the report here. Download the complete report here.

State of the Homeless 2013: 50,000: The Bloomberg Legacy of Record Homelessness

The 2013 report documents how New York reached a record 50,000 homeless men, women, and children and what can be done to stem the tide.

Read the State of the Homeless 2013 report here. Download the complete report here.

State of the Homeless 2012: If Not Now, When?

Amidst a New Record High in NYC Homelessness, Mayor Bloomberg Has a Final Chance to Help Homeless Kids and Families Escape the Shelter System The 2012 report analyzes City data showing a new record high homeless population in New York City, and highlights a New York City Council plan that would reduce homelessness and move thousands of homeless kids and families into permanent housing.

Read the State of the Homeless 2012 report here. Download the complete report here.

State of the Homeless 2011: “One in Three”: A Plan to Reduce Record New York City Homelessness and Reverse the Failed Policies of the Bloomberg Administration

The 2011 report highlights a new all-time record homeless population in New York City, analyzes City data showing why the Bloomberg administration’s time-limited subsidy programs have contributed to record homelessness, and outlines a plan to use Federal housing resources to reduce the homeless population. Download the complete report here.

State of the Homeless 2010: How Governor Paterson’s Budget Will Make New York’s Historic Homelessness Crisis Even Worse

The 2010 report analyzes Gov. Paterson’s Executive Budget proposal, which cuts more than $104 million in funding for homeless services – the largest such cut in New York history – amidst the worst year for homelessness since the city began collecting data 25 years ago. Read a summary of the report here. Download the complete report here.

State of the Homeless 2009: A Proven Way to Reduce Family Homelessness During the Recession

The 2009 report analyzes rising family homelessness in New York City amidst the economic downturn. The report also describes how the City can reduce family homelessness by reversing Mayor Bloomberg’s policy cutting off homeless New Yorkers from Federal housing assistance. Download the complete report here.

State of the Homeless 2008: Treading Water

As the 2008 report discusses, while family homelessness in New York City soared to record levels, the Bloomberg administration failed to change course and address the worsening problem. Download the complete report here.

State of the Homeless: Archives

Download past reports below:

State of the Homeless 2007 (pdf)
State of the Homeless 2006 (pdf)
State of the Homeless 2005 (pdf)
State of the Homeless 2004 (pdf)
State of the Homeless 2003 (pdf)
State of the Homeless 2002 (pdf)