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

 
   
    Fiscal Year  
  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018  
 
Adult families entering DHS shelter services system
1,283
1,385
1,476
1,583
1,469
 
 
Families with children entering DHS shelter services system
11,848
12,671
13,311
12,595
12,151
 
 
Single adults entering DHS shelter services system
17,547
18,091
19,139
19,800
21,177
 
 
Average number of adult families in shelters per day
1,866
2,110
2,212
2,461
2,475
 
 
Average number of families with children in shelters per day
10,649
11,819
12,089
12,818
12,619
 
 
Average number of single adults in shelters per day
10,116
11,330
12,727
13,626
14,847
 
 
Average school attendance rate for children in DHS shelter services system (%)
85.4%
83.9%
82.0%
82.7%
82.3%
 
 
Critical incidents in Adult Shelter system, per 1,000 residents
N/A
N/A
N/A
2.8
4.5
 
 
Critical incidents in Adult Family Shelter system, per 1,000 residents
N/A
N/A
N/A
2.4
3.3
 
 
Critical incidents in Families with Children Shelter system, per 1,000 residents
N/A
N/A
N/A
0.9
0.9
 
 
Cost per day for shelter facilities: Single adult facilities ($)
$78.38
$78.80
$94.57
$99.46
$117.43
 
 
Cost per day for shelter facilities: Family facilities ($)
$101.50
$105.37
$120.22
$167.84
$187.46
 
 
Single adults exiting to permanent housing
10,012
8,762
8,521
8,043
8,593
 
 
--- subsidized
N/A
3,085
3,885
4,099
4,692
 
  --- unsubsidized
N/A
5,677
4,636
3,944
3,901
 
 
Adult families exiting to permanent housing
N/A
908
628
570
513
 
  --- subsidized
N/A
224
310
313
331
 
  --- unsubsidized
N/A
413
318
257
182
 
 
Families with children exiting to permanent housing
N/A
8,220
8,294
8,571
8,933
 
  --- subsidized
N/A
4,527
5,365
5,421
6,446
 
  --- unsubsidized
N/A
3,693
2,929
3,150
2,487
 
 
Average length of stay: Single adults in shelter (days)
305
329
355
383
401
 
 
Average length of stay: Adult families in shelter (days)
515
534
563
550
561
 
 
Average length of stay: Families w/ children in shelter (days)
427
430
431
414
438
 
 
Single adults who exited to permanent housing and returned to DHS shelter services system within 1 year (%)
21.7%
21.8%
18.9%
17.1%
16.1%
 
  --- subsidized exits (%)
10.2%
9.4%
8.3%
7.5%
6.9%
 
  --- unsubsidized exits (%)
25.3%
26.0%
24.5%
24.9%
24.5%
 
 
Adult families who exited to permanent housing and returned to the DHS shelter services system within 1 year (%)
12.5%
14.2%
8.7%
11.5%
8.0%
 
  --- subsidized exits (%)
0.0%
1.0%
1.6%
0.6%
1.4%
 
  --- unsubsidized exits (%)
13.0%
18.3%
11.9%
21.6%
16.0%
 
 
Families with children who exited to permanent housing and returned to the DHS shelter services system within year (%)
12.5%
16.5%
10.0%
8.1%
8.3%
 
  --- subsidized exits (%)
2.4%
3.0%
1.4%
1.3%
1.5%
 
 
--- unsubsidized exits (%)
13.4%
19.9%
19.9%
20.9%
20.4%
 
     
  Agency Resources
 
  Expenditures ($000,000)
$1,043.3
$1,169.9
$1,400.6
$1,823.7
$2,249.8
 
  Personnel
1,859
1,977
2,404
2,349
$1,824
 
  Overtime Paid ($000,000)
$9.0
$6.0
$13.6
$13.8
$5.7
 
  Capital Commitments ($000,000)
$21.9
$20.4
$11.6
$28.5
$53.1
 
  Human Services Contract Budget ($000,000)
$826.3
$941.2
$1,120.6
$1,468.1
$1,815.9
 
     
  N/A: Not Available  
     
     
 
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Source:
NYC Mayor's Management Report