New York City evictions hit decade-long lows

Data shows evictions down amid city-funded programs
  • 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.

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.