“I welcome Comptroller Scott Stringer’s “hard look” at ThriveNYC. Experts in behavioral health and health policy professionals have recognized Thrive as the most comprehensive mental health plan of any city in the nation. There is far too little understanding out there about mental health conditions
The de Blasio Administration announced that more than 1,800 street homeless New Yorkers have successfully transitioned off the streets and into safer, more stable environments, including transitional programs and permanent housing, as a result of HOME-STAT outreach teams across the five boroughs.
The De Blasio administration announced that The Department of Homeless Services and the NYPD would be expanding joint canvassing and outreach operations in Midtown, Manhattan from two days per week to seven days per week, focusing on engaging homeless New Yorkers.
Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Dr. Herminia Palacio launched the Youth Homelessness TaskForce, aimed at coordinating a six-month community process resulting in a strategic plan that will inform the City’s next steps for preventing and ending youth homelessness.
The Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity today released its annual New York City Government Poverty Measure report, which shows that both the poverty rate and the near-poverty rate (the percentage living below 150 percent of New York City’s poverty threshold) have significantly decreased.
A Report on DHS commercial hotel procurement process for homeless families with children. The Report found that DHS’ procurement process
did not consider criminal activity at prospective hotels prior to placing families with children at those locations.
First Lady Chirlane McCray announced today the creation of the Office of ThriveNYC, bringing the initiative to the next phase: integrating mental health policy work and building out Thrive programs across all city agencies.
An examination of certain aspects of HRA Special One-Time Assistance (SOTA) program, a rental assistance program that is designed to provide permanent, stable housing to qualified DHS clients. The Report found several deficiencies in processes and practice related to SOTA.