Robin Hood Annual Report 2023





Research demonstrates that an eviction is not just a symptom of poverty but a driver of it. Too many low-income New Yorkers face compounding crises and are just one missed paycheck away from keeping a safe, stable place to live. In 2023, city shelters have seen record numbers, which continue to climb and strain the city’s safety net of services. At the same time, communities lack robust infrastructure to build thriving neighborhoods and struggle because of involvement with the criminal justice system.

Alongside NYC’s most effective housing partners, Robin Hood fights to advance solutions to house families and to grow opportunities within the city’s neighborhoods. Your support helps us to focus on housing solutions, including rental assistance, eviction prevention, pathways from shelter to permanent, affordable housing, and developing resource-rich communities.


Through our policy advocacy, thousands more low-income New Yorkers may soon be eligible for housing vouchers under an effort Robin Hood spearheaded, putting them on pathways to permanent, stable housing. Seventy-eight percent of New Yorkers who leave the city’s shelter system do so with the help of housing vouchers, and voucher holders are 50% less likely to ever return.

In 2023, Robin Hood funded partners that built and preserved nearly 1,700 units of affordable housing and prevented evictions for more than 3,100 families.

IN 2023


Mobility LABs Mobility LABs at Robin Hood empowers communities to develop resident-driven solutions for economic mobility, agency, and belonging. In 2023, Mobility LABs supported organizations across nine unique communities, from Brownsville to the Bay Area, as they engaged 4,572 individuals in a variety of programs and trainings related to workforce development, advocacy and leadership skill building, educational opportunities, and other wraparound case management and navigation services. • Brownsville, Brooklyn, NY • South Bronx, NY • Flushing, Queens, NY • East San Jose, CA • Antioch/East Contra Costa County, CA • Southeast San Francisco, CA • Harvey, IL • Baltimore, MD • Northeast, PA

The average stay in the NYC shelter system is 437 days — almost a year and a half — for families with children.

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