The solution


Homelessness is solvable.

Every New Yorker, no matter their age, race or family composition, should be able to have a safe, stable and healthy home.

How can we solve homelessness in New York?


New York City must focus on providing actual homes--not just shelter--to those in need. By prioritizing prevention instead of warehousing people in shelters, the city can create a true housing first system.

We don’t need more resources, studies or shelters to solve homelessness. We need swift action to prevent homelessness in the first place and house those currently in shelters. And there has never been a better opportunity to fix our homeless service system, given the urgency created by the pandemic.

Our city has the ability to end homelessness, but our leaders need to understand how to do it. RxHome has studied best practices and success stories to determine the key factors that allow a city to create a comprehensive system committed to ending and preventing homelessness.

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Resources

Video: RxHome Town Hall 5.19.21

On May 19th, RxHome hosted a virtual Town Hall to discuss the mayoral candidates’ platforms on housing and homelessness. We presented RxHome's N…

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Beyond Bandaids

RxHome has looked extensively at best practices and research to determine the key factors that allow a city to create a comprehensive system committe…

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Change Research Poll

On behalf of RxHOME, Change Research surveyed 1,021 likely 2021 mayoral election voters in New York City from December 11-15, 2020. Below are the key…

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Candidate Presentation

New Yorkers experiencing homelessness deserve more than just shelter.

New York City uses a one size fits all, linear approach to homeless assistance t…

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RxHome Workshop Presentations

RxHome holds weekly public education workshops on Thursdays from 6-7PM. Sign up for the next workshop here!


Every month we expand on the following 4 t…

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Getting Help with Rent and Housing in NYC

This resource list provides information about local, state and federal programs available in NYC to help people with rent and housing. It includes re…

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