New York City 2023 Policy Priorities

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Domestic Violence & Homelessness in New York City


Proposed Solutions


Expand access to homeless set-asides

Open up city-funded supportive housing to domestic violence survivors

Adequately fund flexible funding for survivors


About New Destiny



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[ii]  New York City Department of Social Services. (2022). Reasons for Eligibility for Families with Children for Department of Homeless Services Shelter (Overcrowding was the second-leading cause, accounting for 23%, while evictions, formal and informal, accounted for 11%).

[iii]  New York City Department of Social Services. (2022). 2021 Annual Report on Exits from NYC Domestic Violence Shelters.

[iv]  New York City Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence. (2022). 2021 Annual Fact Sheet. Retrieved from

[v]  New York City Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence. (2021). 2020 Report on the Intersection of
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[viii]  Postmus, J., Plummer S., Mcmahon, S., Murshid, N., & Kim, M. (2012). Understanding economic abuse in the lives of
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[ix]  Bhattacharya, A., Dorosh-Walter, B., Reid, B., Sussman, E., Kourousias, L., Garcia Bigelow, M., Menna, M., Correa, M., Cameo., Young., Wee, S., & Inzunza, T. (2022). Reinvesting in Economic Justice, Equity, and Solidarity for Survivors in New York City. Retrieved from

[x]  New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development. (2022). 2021 New York City Housing and Vacancy
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[xi]  Brand, D., Faye, M., Mariam, Q., Lozano-Velez, M., Rahman, N., Soto, T., & Jimenez, J. (2022, September 13). It’s Not Just Manhattan: Rents Are Still Rising Across NYC. City Limits.

[xii]  Kulkarni, S., & Hill, E. (2020). Understanding the Cycle of Housing Insecurity for Marginalized Survivors of Domestic and
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[xiii]  New York City Mayor’s Office of Operations. (2022). Mayor’s Management Report 2022. Retrieved from

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Community Sample of Female Victims of Intimate Partner Violence. Partner abuse, 3(1), 59–75.

[xv]  Hillstrom, C. (2022, March 1). ‘The Hidden Epidemic of Brain Injuries From Domestic Violence.’ The New York Times.

[xvi] Holmes, K. (2021). Evaluation Summary Report: Emergency Financial Relief Microgrants Program for Survivors of Domestic
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