After nearly a decade of climbing in New York City, eviction rates dropped 6.9 percent in 2014 from a decade-long peak of 28,849, but city figures show evictions falling at an even more staggering pace last year.
- The number of evictions dwindled by 18 percent to 21,988 in 2015.
- HomeBase– Mayor Bill de Blasio’s homelessness prevention program providing anti-eviction legal services to tenants– intends to assist 32,700 households per year.
- $20.5 million was recently allocated for HomeBase’s Anti-Harassment Tenant Protection Program.
- May de Blasio also plans to reactivate a homeless prevention program aimed at prompting those at risk of eviction to reach out early on and diminish the likelihood of entering a shelter.