Join us on February 12th. We can end modern day homelessness.

Jeff Foreman, Director of Policy
We can end modern day homelessness in New York City. And here’s the interesting thing, we know how to do it, doing it promises better outcomes and a second chance for the 55-64,000 people who will sleep in city homeless shelters or on the New York City streets tonight and the cost of doing it isn’t higher than what we’re doing right now.

What’s more, with a very supportive city administration and City Council, the timing is right to do it!

Most advocates and the de Blasio administration agree New York City needs to reinstate two vitally needed programs that city government ended while they were working! First is the use of a small portion of our city’s federal housing resources – NYCHA public housing apartments and Section 8 housing rent vouchers – to help fight homelessness. Second is a housing subsidy targeted to move people experiencing homelessness from shelters to affordable housing.

Care for the Homeless also believes more affordable housing for very-low income New Yorkers, supportive housing for those who need it and a housing first strategy has to be part of the solution. We also advocate for adequate and appropriate medical care, mental health and human services and other needed programs for homeless people as vital to fighting, preventing and ending homelessness.

Want to hear more about it? On Wednesday, February 12, several Care for the Homeless Certified
Advocate client leaders will be talking to the Care for the Homeless Policy Committee about their stories and these critical policies. If you want to hear the presentation, and join our effort, let us know – and we’ll make a reservation for you.

Reserve your space and join us on Wednesday, February 12 by emailing policy@cfhnyc.org

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