Since the beginning of the Bloomberg administration, funding for homelessness prevention services at DHS has steadily increased from zero to over $31 million dollars annually.
Beginning with $6 million dollars in anti-eviction legal service contracts in Fiscal Year 2004, DHS added the Homebase homeless prevention network in Fiscal Year 2005. Since then, the funding has doubled – from $12 million to over $24 million in Fiscal Year 2013.
The ARRA stimulus funds released in Fiscal Year 2010 to DHS provided a one-time increase in services. In addition, the City of New York has progressively continued to invest in prevention programming for an all-time high in long-term funding this fiscal year.
The charts below demonstrate the City’s successful efforts to ensure prevention services as a policy priority.