The Institute for Wishful Thinking
Vicky Virgin from BFAMFAPhD
Maureen Connor and Tommy Mintz from the Institute for Wishful Thinking
People Sleeping in Municipal Homeless Shelters NYC, 1983-2019
Digital print, 48” x 100”
Figures reflect the average nightly census taken in December of each year. These data only represent the number of people in shelters overseen by the Department of Homeless Services and Department of Housing Preservation and Development and do not include other municipal shelters or private shelter operator data.
Compiled by Coalition for the Homeless
Source: NYC Department of Homeless Services, Human Resources Administration, and Department of Housing Preservation and Development