What is welfare in New York City?


Quick Answer

Welfare in New York City takes the form of cash assistance, emergency assistance and various welfare-to-work programs. The Human Resources Administration of the city's Department of Social Services administers the cash and emergency-assistance programs, with funding coming from various New York state programs.

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Welfare-to-work programs in New York City include Begin Employment, Gain Independence Now; the Family Self-Sufficiency Program; the Parks Opportunity Program and the Welfare-to-Work Program. As of 2014, the Human Resources Administration offers job placement programs for those living in NYC Housing Authority housing, as well as job centers that provide food stamps, Medicaid and temporary financial assistance to those undergoing rehab or employment training.

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