Initial data from the first four months of fiscal year 2017 suggest placement levels will rise to nearly 7,000 by the end of the fiscal year.The number of stable housing placements for families has reached the highest level since 2004 as a result of increased placements with NYCHA, Section 8, and City rent subsidies.
New York City must: City: B- (Most Improved) State: D New York City has made laudable progress in helping homeless families move out of shelters into homes of their own.
New housing initiatives offering families access to permanent affordable homes have unquestionably helped to stem the precipitous increase in shelter demand that began in 2011.
By Giselle Routhier, Policy Director, Coalition for the Homeless DOWNLOAD New York City remains in the midst of the worst crisis of homelessness since the Great Depression, with more than 62,000 men, women, and children sleeping in shelters each night.
A chronic shortage of affordable housing and the potent combination of rising rents and stagnant wages have fueled a daunting and unabated 79 percent increase in the demand for shelter in the last decade.
From 1999 to 2005, New York City supplied an average of 3,989 Federal housing placements for homeless families each year.