News
HRA Biennial Employment Plan Posted for Public Comment
HRA Employment Plan is posted here for public comment from October 1 through November 7, 2014. 

Notice of Public Hearing on HRA’s New Rental Assistance Programs

HRA is implementing three new rental assistance programs targeted to specific populations within the City’s shelter system, and will hold a public hearing on the proposed rules November 24, 2014.

HRA Exhibits Artwork by Survivors of Domestic Violence
Art therapy can be a vital part of recovery for survivors of Domestic Violence. 

Commissioner Banks Testifies on HRA’s Efforts to Fight Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Learn more about help available through HRA.
HRA Awarded USDA Grant to Improve Staff Skills and Help Them Serve Clients Better
HRA’s SNAP program was recently awarded a USDA grant to help staff acquire the skills they need to serve clients better.

Commissioner Banks Discusses Agency Reforms on NBC

An investigative piece by NBC explains HRA reforms recently announced by Commissioner Banks aimed at preventing homelessness and effectively helping clients towards employment while avoiding potential financial penalties for the City.

 

Mayor de Blasio Signs Municipal ID Cards Legislation
The legislation paves the way for the creation of a municipal ID for all residents of the five boroughs who meet the program's proof of identity and city residency requirements.
Commissioner Banks on NY-1
Commissioner Banks was a guest on Inside City Hall to discuss reforms aimed at improving delivery of assistance, benefits and employment services for low-income families and individuals.