WIN’S 2022 CITY LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES
New York City has a fresh opportunity to focus on what matters:
investing in the supports and interventions that help families build the financial and psychosocial resilience they need to achieve housing stability. A reduction in homelessness will follow.
Here are six key steps that the City Council can take to put the tools to a brighter future in the hands of vulnerable families.
Require Workforce Development in Family ShelterEstimated Annual Cost: $41 Million
Strengthen Mental Health in Family ShelterEstimated Annual Cost: $40 Million
Make CITYFHEPS a SuccessEstimated Annual Cost: Cost estimate pending
Make Shelter Intake less TraumaticEstimated Annual Cost: Nominal/Cost Savings
Invest in Human Services WorkforceEstimated Annual Cost: $108 million (COLA); $640 million (base pay bump)
Ensure Adequate Funding for Permanent Housing and other Solutions to end Family Homelessness