Testimony for the New York City Council Committee on Finance Jointly With General Welfare Executive Budget Hearing | May 6, 2024

New York City is currently facing the worst homelessness crisis in its history: There are currently more than 140,000 individuals in New York City sleeping in shelters every night and even more individuals in eviction court proceedings. This situation demands a city budget that will include provisions to both end homelessness for those living in shelter and to prevent homelessness for at risk New Yorkers. However, the City’s response thus far has been extremely costly and inefficient. Win’s policy agenda for the Fiscal Year 2025 Budget promotes commonsense and cost-saving policies that work to end homelessness for families with children in New York City and, in doing so, save the City an estimated $3.6 billion.