City aims to keep city, BK residents out of shelters

The city is looking to keep more people in Brooklyn and the rest of New York City in their homes and out of shelters.The plan

BROOKLYN - The city is looking to keep more people in Brooklyn and the rest of New York City in their homes and out of shelters.The plan will expand a program known as HomeBase. The program serves families and individuals who are at risk of becoming homeless. It started out in six communities throughout the city, including two in Brooklyn.The expansion means all residents in the borough can take advantage of the program's services. Some of the services include family and landlord mediation, job training and legal and financial assistance. The program was started in 2004. HomeBase officials say they have helped 6,300 families and individuals and were able to keep 94 percent of those helped out of shelters.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Two teens attempting to jump from one rooftop 1 Teen dies trying to jump between rooftops
The Harlem Globtrotters paid a visit to children 2 Harlem Globetrotters visit children at Brooklyn Hospital
Doctors performed the risky surgery on Bellanie and 3 Formerly conjoined twins leave Westchester hospital
Weekend Travel Advisory, 3/24-3/26 4 Weekend Travel Advisory, 3/24-3/26
VIDEO: Interview with Newburgh fire chief 5 VIDEO: Interview with Newburgh fire chief

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE