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

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. 

HRA Pilots New, Easy Method for Submitting Documents in a SNAP Application

HRA is piloting a new, easy way for clients to submit the documents required for Food Stamps applications.


Employees in NYC Can Start Using Paid Sick Leave July 30
NYC’s Paid Sick Leave Law guarantees more than 1 million employees, including those at nonprofits and small businesses, the right to take sick leave to care for themselves or a relative.
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.
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.
HRA Commissioner announces Poverty Fighting Reforms
At City Council Hearing, Commissioner  Steve Banks announced nearly two dozen reforms to reduce the number of New Yorkers living in poverty.