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Commissioner Banks Testifies at City Council Hearing on Hunger
Commissioner Banks describes how HRA is working to fight hunger and food insecurity. 

New York City Reduces Veteran Homelessness By 64 Percent

Being without a home is a serious situation for anyone, but when homelessness affects those who have risked their lives for their country, we have a special obligation to help.

HRA Exhibits Artwork by Survivors of Domestic Violence
Art therapy can be a vital part of recovery for survivors of Domestic Violence. 

HRA Can Help You Repay Government-Owed Child Support Debt

From November 12-December 31, HRA’s Office of Child Support Enforcement will match your payment if you pay at least $1,000 toward child support debt owed to the government.
HRA Awarded USDA Grant to Improve Staff Skills and Help Them Serve Clients Better
HRA’s SNAP program was recently awarded a USDA grant to help staff acquire the skills they need to serve clients better.

HRA’s Central Rental Processing Unit Earns Commendation from Commissioner Banks

New Yorkers facing eviction who turn to HRA for help will get emergency assistance faster thanks to HRA’s Central Rental Processing Unit.
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 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.