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DHS Continues to Significantly Increase its Investment and Enhancement of its Prevention Services

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.

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