Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This issue affects countless New Yorkers and is now the leading cause of homelessness among families – surpassing eviction in Fiscal Year 2017. Domestic violence can take many forms, and it involves behavior that ..Read More

Coalition Testifies on Support for Homeless Students

The citywide housing affordability crisis has pushed record numbers of New Yorkers into the shelter system. The experience of homelessness is especially traumatic for the 33,460 school-aged children who spent at least some time in a DHS shelter in fiscal year ..Read More

Today’s Read: A Plan to Help Solve the City’s Housing Crisis

The persistent citywide housing affordability crisis has led to near-record homelessness, with more than 61,000 New Yorkers – including nearly 23,000 kids – sleeping in shelters tonight. An estimated half of renters pay more than 30 percent of their income ..Read More