Policy Priorities

Our 2022 policy recommendations can help put New York City on the path to effectively ending homelessness among survivors.

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Our 2022 policy recommendations are:

  • Capture the True Scope of Homelessness – New York City cannot solve a problem it fails to measure correctly. We need one homeless census that includes all individuals and families experiencing homelessness in our city on a given night, not just those in one shelter system.
  • Expand Access to Homeless Set-Asides — The City requires developers who receive certain capital subsidies to set aside at least 15% of their units for homeless individuals and families, but those staying in domestic violence shelters cannot apply for any of these units.
  • Open Up Supportive Housing to Homeless Domestic Violence Survivors — Domestic violence survivors and their children are virtually excluded from the city’s supportive housing program, blocking access to a much needed resource for the most vulnerable survivors.
  • Increase Investment in Homelessness Prevention — The City should invest in time-limited aftercare for families who exit shelter for permanent housing to ensure their basic housing stability needs are met, and continue to provide rental subsidies to families fleeing their abuser with nowhere else to go but shelter.