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What Is a Sanction?

Under Department of Homeless Services rules shelter residents can be ejected from the shelter system for a minimum of 30 days if DHS claims that you did not comply with:

  • An assessment.
  • A social service plan (or “independent living plan”).
  • Housing search requirements.
  • Facility rules concerning health and safety.

Under these rules, you could be ejected from shelter for refusing to open a public assistance case or missing appointments. Coalition for the Homeless will fight to protect your rights.

If you receive a sanction notice, are threatened with loss of shelter, or are denied shelter when you seek it, contact us immediately at 1-855-NYC-CFTH (1-855-692-2384) or walk into the Crisis Intervention Program.