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March 17, 2015
City Council Preliminary Budget Testimony Hearing (in PDF)

February 27, 2015
Oversight: Interagency Coordination Between DHS and ACS to Protect Homeless Children (in PDF)

January 21, 2015
Oversight: Homelessness and the Implementation of the LINC Program (in PDF)


December 9, 2014
Deputy Commissioners Rudin and Hylton Testify Before State Assembly on Homeless Services in New York State (in PDF)

November 10, 2014
Oversight: Ending Veteran Homelessness and Hunger in New York City (in PDF)

May 19, 2014
City Council Executive Budget Hearing Fiscal Year 2015 (in PDF)

March 24, 2014
City Council Preliminary Budget Hearing for Fiscal Year 2015 (in PDF)

February 27, 2014
Oversight: Conditions and Operations in DHS Family Shelters (in PDF)


October 31, 2013
Oversight: The Department of Homeless Services' Use of Emergency Procurement (in PDF)

October 10, 2013
Oversight: Examining the Use of Cluster Sites as Temporary Shelter for the Homeless (in PDF)

September 16, 2013
Oversight: Overview of DHS Homebase Evaluation (in PDF)

August 13, 2013
Public Hearing
On Monday, July 22, 2013 at 1:30 p.m., DHS held a public hearing regarding a proposed rule to provide for referral of a single adult shelter client returning to shelter after an extended absence to a diversion office located at a DHS single adult intake center and participate in a Single Adult Resource Assessment conducted by diversion staff. The proposal would strengthen DHS’ and our providers’ assessment abilities for single adults and further their knowledge of current client circumstances. Below are written comments submitted by members of the public in lieu of their attendance at the public hearing.
Final Rule (in PDF)

HSU Testimony Title 31 Chapt 3 7 22 13 FINAL (in PDF)
Langlais (in PDF)
Testimony of Coalition for the Homeless and Legal Aid Society NYC DHS (in PDF)

June 10, 2013
Oversight: DHS and the Adult Homeless LGBT Population (in PDF)

May 21, 2013
City Council Executive Budget Hearing (in PDF)

April 26, 2013
City Council Oversight Hearing - General Welfare Committee (in PDF)

March 18, 2013
City Council Preliminary Budget Hearing – Fiscal Year 2014 (in PDF)

February 5, 2013
Emergency Planning and Management Before and After the Storm: Shelter Management (in PDF)


September 25, 2012
General Welfare Committee Overview of DHS Family Shelters (in PDF)

May 22, 2012
City Council Executive Budget Hearing for Fiscal Year 2013 (in PDF)

March 29, 2012
City Council Preliminary Budget Hearing, Fiscal Year 2013 (in PDF)

February 28, 2012
Senior Population Living in DHS Shelters (in PDF)

January 24, 2012
Intro 753: Reauthorizing Local Law 63 of 2005 requiring DOHMH to track and report deaths of homeless persons in the city of New York (in PDF)  


December 15, 2011
Commissioner Diamond Testifies at Congressional Hearing on Family Homelessness (in PDF)  

November 30, 2011
Intro 711: Distributing Information on Obtaining Library Cards (in PDF)

November 9, 2011
Oversight: New Homeless Shelter Eligibility Process for Single Adults (in PDF)

November 7, 2011
Oversight: Veterans Homelessness (in PDF)

October 18, 2011
General Welfare, Education and Youth Service Committees: Coordination Between DHS, DOE and DYCD to Ensure Homeless Children and Youth Are Properly Educated (in PDF)

May 31, 2011
Executive Budget Hearing for FY12 (in PDF)

March 24, 2011
Preliminary Budget Testimony for FY12 (in PDF)


December 9, 2010
Intro 395 ADV reporting Bill Testimony (in PDF)

December 9, 2010
Homebase Study Testimony (in PDF)

October 26, 2010
Oversight – How DHS and NYCHA Coordinate in Determining Eligibility for Shelter (in PDF)

June 10, 2010
Oversight - DHS' Procedures for Locating Transitional Housing (in PDF)

June 1, 2010
Public Hearing Transcript (in PDF)
On Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 1 p.m., DHS held a public hearing regarding a proposed rule that instructs shelter staff at all homeless shelters for single adults to refrain from referring clients to permanent housing in buildings that meet one or more of the criteria set forth in the rule and penalizes programs that make such referrals. This requirement prevents the referral of homeless individuals to unsafe or substandard buildings. Below are links to the hearing transcript and written comments submitted by members of the public.

May 18, 2010
Executive Budget Testimony for FY11 (in PDF)

April 15, 2010
Oversight - Update on DHS' Advantage NY and Homebase Programs (in PDF)
March 8, 2010
Preliminary Budget Testimony for FY11 (in PDF)

February 23, 2010
Oversight - Future of Section 8 (in PDF)


June 24, 2009
Income Contribution Reguirement (in PDF)

June 3, 2009
A National Commitment to End Veteran's Homelessness (in PDF)

May 5, 2009
Promoting Safe Housing Options for Single Adults (in PDF)


September 19, 2008
Relocation of Men's Intake in NYC (in PDF)

September 9, 2008
Uniting for Solutions Beyond Shelter (in PDF)

May 13, 2008
Executive Budget Testimony for FY09 (in PDF)