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2015 Press Releases

March 16, 2015
DHS Launches Largest Homelessness Prevention Campaign Ever: "Imagine" Campaign Encourages Families to "Reach Out, Before a Shelter Is Your Only Option."

March 30, 2015
DHS Commissioner, Schools' Chancellor, and NYC Service Partner with Scholastic to Launch Literacy Program in 20 DHS Shelters, Serving Over 4,000 Children

May 7, 2015
Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE) Shows Five Percent Decrease in Unsheltered Population Since 2014

May 11, 2015
Mayor de Blasio Launches Shelter Repair Squads to Address Urgent Health and Safety Conditions in City Shelters

June 1, 2015
Mayor de Blasio Orders Immediate Actions to End the Use of Substandard Three-Quarter Houses in New York City

June 26, 2015
Department of Homeless Services Honors College-Bound Students in Shelter with Recognition Ceremony Aboard the Intrepid Museum

August 5, 2015
New York City's Homeless Teens Get Advice from a Special Guest, Grammy-Winning Artist Miguel Discusses Handling Challenges

August 26, 2015
Former DHS Shelter Resident Publishes Memoir, Visits DHS to Speak to Current Residents About His Education and Experiences

September 17, 2015
DHS and Mayor's Clergy Advisory Council Announce "Opening Doors," Initiative Geared Toward Helping City's Street Homeless Population

September 30, 2015
DHS and CAMBA "Roll Out" New Mobile Unit in Grassroots Effort to Help Stop Homelessness Before It Starts

December 28, 2015
DHS Reinforces Daytime Shelter Access and Programming Policy for Clients in All Shelters

December 30, 2015
Federal Government Announces New York City Has Ended Chronic Veteran Homelessness