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My File NYC

MyFile NYC

My File NYC is a document storage and sharing mobile-first website developed, managed, and piloted by the Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity (NYC Opportunity). It provides New York City residents a safe and secure place to manage their family’s vital documents. My File NYC  makes it easy to decide what documents to share and unshare and decide who to share the documents with. 

My File NYC is being piloted at the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing (PATH) Center, the City’s intake center for families experiencing homelessness. NYC Opportunity designed and managed the pilot in partnership with the DHS PATH Center, and with the support of New America (a Washington, DC-based think tank). 

The second phase of piloting concluded in December 2023. Phase 3, a  more general expansion, is underway. My File NYC is being expanded to support additional homeless services backed up by new research and design from the partners working on the pilot.  



Families entering DHS Intake Centers


New America Foundation Digital Impact and Governance Initiative (DIGI)


  • Upload and manage secure, encrypted backups of vital documents like ID cards, social security cards, utility bills, etc. View, download or delete anytime. 
  • Share when applying for temporary shelter or housing.
  • City program administrators can sort, download and update the status of documents.


My File NYC was developed in partnership with New America, KiipCO (formerly Two Bulls, a Brooklyn-based firm), and Blenderbox. It was:

  • customized and modernized to meet NYC’s rigorous security and quality standards (e.g. available in local law languages), 
  • takes advantage of NYC’s technology services (such as single sign on), 
  • and improves the experience and features to meet resident and staff needs (e.g. dashboard so it’s searchable, sortable and organized). 

View the code on our Github Page.

We are currently migrating My File NYC to a more modern and scalable tech stack. Visit our GitHub again this Spring to see version 3.0.0! 


My File NYC pilot “Best IT Collaboration” for the partnership between the DHS PATH Intake Center and NYC Opportunity Team. | November 2023.