Expand housing and related services to support the city’s most vulnerable populations
Our most vulnerable residents need safe housing and supportive housing services. We will expand and streamline programs to help individuals and families find housing—a critical element of a stable life. Affordable housing is essential to meeting the needs of New York City’s homeless population of over 57,000 individuals— including nearly 1,000 veterans (over half of whom are in shelter)—and the city’s growing senior population. Youth who age out of foster care, and formerly incarcerated people, too often encounter barriers that prevent them from transitioning successfully to independent living. Leveraging Housing New York, the City will provide community-based housing resources to these vulnerable populations to promote strong, safe neighborhoods and livable communities.