In New York City, families with children stay in shelter an average of 534 days before exiting—a length of time that has increased over the last five fiscal years. To better understand the dynamics and challenges of moving out of shelter, we examined the subsidized exits of families in HFH shelters from November 1, 2021, through October 31, 2022. This snapshot provides a glimpse at where and how families are able to secure permanent housing.

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