1 Homelessness Prevention In New York City NAEH Conference, July 14 2011
2 How do we target services? Put services in the highest risk communities. One quarter of NYC’s communities contribute over 60% of all shelter entrants
3 How do we target services? HomeBase Shelter Profile Provide services to families who have similar characteristics to families who enter shelter.
4 How do we target services? L L L L L L L L Outreach to families who are most likely to end up in shelter.
5 Planning How do we target services? Public awareness campaign with placements in high-demand communities Developed screening and referral service through 311 Calls transferred to Homebase doubled
6 How do we target services? Targeting Tenants Affected by Foreclosure DHS purchased proprietary data in order to map buildings at risk of foreclosure Programs hired staff with foreclosure expertise to:
Outreach to tenants in at-risk buildings
Provide advice and assistance with tenancy rights, benefits, utilities, and relocation