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New York City (NYC)
Department of Homeless Services (DHS)
Financial and Service Indicators

 
     
    Fiscal Year  
  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015  
  Adult families entering
DHS shelter services system
1,096
1,109
1,156
1,283
1,385
 
  Families with children entering
DHS shelter services system
12,444
10,878
12,306
11,848
12,671
 
  Single adults entering
DHS shelter services system
20,615
17,872
16,448
17,547
18,091
 
  Average number of adult families
in shelters per day
1,315
1,450
1,723
1,866
2,110
 
  Average number of families
with children in shelters per day
8,165
8,445
9,840
10,649
11,819
 
  Average number of single adults
in shelters per day
8,387
8,622
9,536
10,116
11,330
 
  Average school attendance rate
for children in DHS shelter services system (%)
82.0%
82.7%
83.6%
85.4%
83.9%
 
  Critical incidents in Adult Shelter system, per 1,000 residents
0.1
0.3
0.5
0.7
0.8
 
  Critical incidents in Adult Family
Shelter system, per 1,000 residents
1.6
0.8
2.5
3.3
2.0
 
  Critical incidents in Families with Children Shelter system, per 1,000 residents
0.3
1.1
1.2
1.4
1.0
 
  Cost per day for shelter facilities: Single adult facilities ($)
$73.58
$77.58
$74.80
$78.38
$78.80
 
  Cost per day for shelter facilities: Family facilities ($)
$100.12
$100.82
$102.74
$101.50
$105.37
 
  Single adults placed into permanent housing
8,825
7,541
8,526
10,012
8,734
 
  Adult families placed into permanent housing (%)
7.8%
10.3%
N/A
N/A
N/A
 
  Families with children placed into permanent housing (%)
3.9%
6.1%
N/A
N/A
N/A
 
  Average length of stay:
Single adults in shelter (days)
250
275
293
305
329
 
  Average length of stay:
Adult families in shelter (days)
349
416
469
515
534
 
  Average length of stay:
Families w/ children in shelter (days)
258
337
375
427
430
 
  Single adults placed into permanent housing who return to DHS shelter services system within 1 year (%)
4.0%
3.9%
4.5%
4.4%
2.0%
 
  Adult families placed into permanent housing who return to the DHS shelter services system within 1 year (%)
8.3%
5.6%
15.0%
12.5%
14.2%
 
  Families with children placed into permanent housing who return to DHS shelter services system within year (%)
2.8%
4.4%
9.5%
12.5%
16.5%
 
     
  Agency Resources
 
  Expenditures ($000,000)
$1,019.2
$900.5
$984.3
$1,043.3
$1,169.9
 
  Personnel
1,838
1,819
1,848
1,859
1,977
 
  Overtime Paid ($000,000)
$8.0
$7.4
$9.6
$9.0
$6.0
 
  Capital Commitments ($000,000)
$19.1
$24.2
$14.4
$21.9
$20.4
 
  Human Services Contract Budget ($000,000)
$811.3
$698.8
$769.2
$826.3
$924.6
 
     
  N/A: Not Available  
     
 

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Source:
NYC Mayor's Management Report