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

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

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 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 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.