WENDY O'SHIELDS TESTIMONY ON THE CITY OF NEW YORK’S
EMERGENCY PERMANENT HOUSING CRISIS
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!
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