City of New York Pass Intros 1034, 1036, and 1039 September 15, 2016

WENDY O'SHIELDS TESTIMONY ON THE CITY OF NEW YORK’S
EMERGENCY PERMANENT HOUSING CRISIS
VS
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELESS SERVICES TEMPORARY SHELTER HOUSING
September 15, 2016

The City of New York’s Department of Homeless Services shelters has 36,160 Homeless Children 0 thru 17!

DHS is housing 60,679 Homeless Adults over 18!!!

There are 96,839 men, women, and children Homeless in New York and residing long-term in
DHS shelters FYTD 2016 Quarter 2!

Department of Homeless Services referrals to permanent housing rarely occur. Permanent subsidized and income based housing are needed immediately to house Homeless New Yorkers! The renovation of City owned and abandoned properties is vital to housing the Homeless and struggling New Yorkers.

Pass Intros 1034, 1036, and 1039 as introduced by Picture the Homeless which will begin a Citywide neighborhood revitalization plan which includes housing its most vulnerable citizens. Permanent housing for every New Yorker!

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CITY OF NEW YORK’S DEPARTMENT OF HOMELESS SERVICES DATA DASHBOARD
The DHS Data Dashboard provides information on individuals and families by case type; the ethnicity of shelter clients; the number of shelter entrants by borough; the number of shelter exits; how many school aged children are in shelter; the placements of chronically street homeless individuals; and prevention enrollments.

DHS DATA DASHBOARD - FISCAL YEAR TO DATE 2016
http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dhs/downloads/pdf/dashboard/tables/populat-Tbls_Dbd-03162016-Q2.pdf

SPEAK OUT!!! Monday, August 22nd 2016 the 20th Anniversary of the “#Clinton 1996 #Welfare #Reform!”

SPEAK OUT!!!
On Monday, August 22nd 2016 the 20th Anniversary of the “#Clinton 1996 #Welfare #Reform!”

“Speak Out” we demand CHANGE in the 1970’s small cash amounts in favor of CHANGE to a #BasicIncome!

“Speak Out” on CHANGE in the routine disrespect of #NYCHRA Recipients!

“Speak Out” on CHANGE in the inhumane treatment experienced by #NYCHRA Public Assistance Recipients!

“Speak Out” on #NYCHRA workers #entitlement withholding, #discrimination, and personal #bias projecting against Recipients!

“Speak Out” and join the #SafetyNetActivists “Lift Your Voice” on August 22nd 2016 at 1:00 PM outside of 14 Boerum Place Brooklyn NY

“Speak Out” and let your objections be heard it’s the American way!!!

“Speak Out” on Ending #WEP in #NewYorkState 2016!

“Speak Out” on INCREASING the 1970’s Cash Allowances to a #BasicIncome 2016 use the #NYS #TANF surplus!

“Speak Out” on demanding Humane Treatment of #NYCHRA Recipients in Public Assistance Centers!!!

SPEAK OUT!!! Monday, August 22nd 2016 the 20th Anniversary of the “#Clinton 1996 Welfare Reform” 14 Boerum Place Brooklyn NY

“Speak Out” location the New York State building 14 Boerum Place Brooklyn NY (the Fair Hearing office)

“Speak Out” Directions: 2, 3, 4, 5, to Borough Hall, A, C, F, R to Jay Street – Metrotech

“Speak Out” RSVP Helen at the Safety Net Activists 646-484-4410

Written by Wendy O’Shields Safety Net Activist

The Safety Net Activists launch our new website!

On May 25, 2016, the Safety Net Activists launched our website at: http://www.safetynetactivists.com

On our website, you will find useful information including:

  • A guide to your rights to HRA benefits that you are entitled to by law;
  • Information on obtaining legal help and various legal clinic schedules;
  • Information about our current campaigns;
  • An updated calendar with our meetings and upcoming events;
  • A resource library with factsheets and information about public assistance, SNAP, and homelessness; and
  • Our new blog about New Yorkers dealing with HRA and DHS – entitled From the Heart!

The Safety Net Activists build knowledge and power amongst and within low-income individuals, particularly recipients dealing with HRA Public Assistance and SNAP benefits in New York City. Our website will be of great assistance to New Yorkers in need of a one-stop information center for HRA and DHS social service programs in the City of New York. Learn more about our work with no-income and low-income New Yorkers and how you can make a difference!

Please take the time to share this e-mail with your family, friends, colleagues, and other organizations that you are involved in.

A huge thank you to Wendy O'Shields and Daniella Haviv whose time and dedication made this possible!