Community Board: Bronx Community District 7
Other homelessness prevention program request
The growing homeless population has forced the Department of Homeless Services to develop new shelters with a disproportionate share being sited in or around Community Board 7. In order to better serve the homeless and to prevent the proliferation of new
Responsible Agency : Department of Social Services
OMB supports the agency's position as follows: In April 2011, the City's affordability crisis was made worse when the City and State ended the Advantage rental assistance program, which had offered subsidies for people in shelters if they took part in job training. Since coming into office, the Administration restored the City's rental assistance programs and directed unprecedented resources toward a new comprehensive and holistic approach to fighting homelessness. The Administration's efforts to date have stabilized the number of people in shelters, which is now trending downward.