NYC Family Homelessness Task Force Holds Summit and Launches New Report

Enterprise Community Partners, Citizens’ Committee for Children and New Destiny Housing convened a Family Homelessness Summit to bring together city and state agencies, nonprofit service providers, academics and foundations to call attention to New York City’s family homelessness crisis. The group also released a new report, Prioritizing Homeless Children and Their Families: A Report and Recommendations Based on the Work of the Family Homelessness Task Force, which lays out a series of recommendations developed by the 40 organizations that participated, and published an op-ed in The Observer that calls on the city to embrace the recommendations and make homeless families a priority. The Family Homelessness Summit and report come at a critical time, when nearly 70 percent of the city’s shelter population is composed of families with children and the average shelter stay has grown to more than 430 days.

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