News
Commissioner Banks Discusses Agency Reforms on NBC
An investigative piece by NBC explains HRA reforms recently announced by Commissioner Banks aimed at preventing homelessness and effectively helping clients towards employment while avoiding potential financial penalties for the City. 

HRA’s Hosts Job Fair for Retail, Security, and Food Service

HRA job fairs offer NYC public assistance clients a chance to find a new direction.

Employees in NYC Can Start Using Paid Sick Leave July 30
NYC’s Paid Sick Leave Law guarantees more than 1 million employees, including those at nonprofits and small businesses, the right to take sick leave to care for themselves or a relative.
HRA and Partners Prepare for the Second Open Enrollment Period for New York’s Health Insurance Marketplace
Last fall, New Yorkers were able to apply for public or private health insurance for the first time through the State’s New York State of Health marketplace.
Mayor de Blasio Signs Municipal ID Cards Legislation
The legislation paves the way for the creation of a municipal ID for all residents of the five boroughs who meet the program's proof of identity and city residency requirements.
Commissioner Banks on NY-1
Commissioner Banks was a guest on Inside City Hall to discuss reforms aimed at improving delivery of assistance, benefits and employment services for low-income families and individuals.
Health Bucks 2014
Starting July 1, get Health Bucks when you purchase fruits and vegetables at a farmers' market with Food Stamps.
HRA Commissioner announces Poverty Fighting Reforms
At City Council Hearing, Commissioner  Steve Banks announced nearly two dozen reforms to reduce the number of New Yorkers living in poverty.