Adams announces reforms to NYC housing vouchers, launches pilot program to get more homeless into permanent housing


Amid the city’s ongoing homelessness crisis, exacerbated by some 24,600 migrants who’ve come here since May, Mayor Eric Adams’ administration announced Monday it’s taking several actions aimed at getting more homeless New Yorkers into permanent housing.

The actions include making the City Family Homelessness and Eviction Prevention Supplement (CityFHEPS) voucher program more accessible and easier to use as well as a new pilot program – dubbed “Street to Housing” – that intends to place up to 80 homeless adults living on the street into permanent housing. The city will also be opening up its housing mobility programs, which seeks to expand the neighborhoods those with federal housing vouchers can rent in, to be available to many more families.