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Table 14.III

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

 
     
    Fiscal Year  
  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013  
  Adult families entering
DHS shelter services system
1,278
1,208
1,096
1,104
1,156
 
  Families with children entering
DHS shelter services system
12,959
14,586
12,444
10,842
12,306
 
  Single adults entering
DHS shelter services system
18,480
19,607
20,615
17,872
16,448
 
  Average number of adult families
in shelters per day
1,276
1,309
1,315
1,450
1,723
 
  Average number of families
with children in shelters per day
7,948
8,629
8,165
8,445
9,840
 
  Average number of single adults
in shelters per day
6,526
7,167
8,387
8,622
9,536
 
  Average school attendance rate
for children in DHS shelter services system (%)
81.0%
82.0%
81.2%
82.7%
83.6%
 
  Critical incidents in Adult Shelter system, per 1,000 residents
0.4
0.8
0.2
1.1
2.2
 
  Critical incidents in Adult Family
Shelter system, per 1,000 residents
1.6
7.4
8.2
4.5
14.9
 
  Critical incidents in Families w/ Children Shelter system, per 1,000 residents
1.2
0.3
1.7
6.5
7.6
 
  Cost per day for shelter facilities: Single adult facilities ($)
$70.18
$69.25
$73.58
$77.58
$74.80
 
  Cost per day for shelter facilities: Family facilities ($)
$105.22
$100.49
$100.12
$100.82
$100.74
 
  Single adults placed into permanent housing
9,107
7,573
8,801
7,541
8,526
 
  Adult families placed into permanent housing (%)
2.8%
6.4%
7.8%
10.3%
N/A
 
  Families with children placed into permanent housing (%)
4.5%
3.8%
3.9%
6.1%
N/A
 
  Average length of stay:
Single adults in shelter (days)
261
245
250
275
293
 
  Average length of stay:
Adult families in shelter (days)
370
325
349
416
469
 
  Average length of stay:
Families w/ children in shelter (days)
281
243
258
337
375
 
  Single adults placed into permanent housing who return to DHS shelter services system within 1 year (%)
5.5%
4.1%
4.0%
3.9%
4.5%
 
  Adult families placed into permanent housing who return to the DHS shelter services system within 1 year (%)
2.8%
6.4%
8.3%
5.6%
15.0%
 
  Families with children placed into permanent housing who return to DHS shelter services system within year (%)
3.4%
3.8%
2.8%
4.4%
9.5%
 
     
  Agency Resources
 
  Expenditures ($000,000)
$851.3
$942.0
$1,019.2
$900.5
$1,002.7
 
  Personnel
2,027
1,927
1,838
1,819
1,848
 
  Overtime Paid ($000,000)
$10.0
$9.1
$8.0
$7.4
$7.5
 
  Capital Commitments ($000,000)
$25.5
$33.7
$19.1
$24.2
$14.3
 
  Human Services Contract Budget ($000,000)
$643.8
$739.2
$811.3
$698.8
$788.1
 
     
  N/A: Not Available  
     
 

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Source:
NYC Mayor's Management Report