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HOME-STAT – Homeless Outreach & Mobile Engagement Street Action Teams

Last month, Mayor de Blasio announced the creation of HOME-STAT - Homeless Outreach & Mobile Engagement Street Action Teams - to better and more quickly respond to the City's street homelessness problem.

The initiative partners with existing homeless response and prevention programs through a series of new initiatives designed to better identify, engage, and transition homeless New Yorkers to appropriate services and, ultimately, permanent housing.

HOME-STAT is the most comprehensive street homelessness outreach effort ever deployed in a major American city. HOME-STAT is funded from within existing resources at DHS, so no new dollars are necessary. HOME-STAT adds three new elements to the City’s homeless prevention and response policy:

  • Proactive Canvassing
  • Immediate Response
  • Citywide Case-by-Case Integration and Management

Read more about HOME-STAT.

Individuals interested in contributing to the City's homeless outreach effort may volunteer for the 2016 HOPE Count on January 25, 2016. Thousands of volunteers are needed to assist the NYC Department of Homeless Services (DHS) in canvassing parks, subways, and other public spaces to estimate the number of people who find themselves living on the street. Last year, a record 3,500 New Yorkers participated in the count.

Read more about the 2016 HOPE Count.

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