HOPE (Homeless Outreach Population Estimate), is an annual city-wide census of the individuals sleeping outdoors in New York City. Urban Pathways partners with the NYC Department of Homeless Services to conduct the count in the Midtown-East area of Manhattan.

The 2018 HOPE Count takes place on January 22, from late Monday night to early Tuesday morning.

Click here to register. For training site please choose the PS116 (210 East 33rd Street, 10016) if you want to stay with the Urban Pathways team.

Last year’s HOPE survey identified an estimated 3,892 unsheltered individuals in the city during the night of Feb. 6, 2017. Although that number represented a nearly 1,100 jump from the 2016 count, it was roughly 500 less than the count in 2005, the first year the survey took place.

Mayor Bill de Blasio has pledged to provide additional resources in the fight against rising homelessness, including setting up more temporary shelters, and hiring more outreach workers.

This is our first volunteer opportunity of the year!

Help us identify homeless New Yorkers and provide them with a path to independence, opportunity and wellness with supportive and permanent housing, as well as programs and services.

Click here for FAQ’s

About Urban Pathways

Urban Pathways is a New York City-based, nonprofit organization that provides housing and support to homeless and at-risk adults throughout the New York Metropolitan area.  Urban Pathways serves more than 2,000 homeless individuals a year and provides transitional, extended stay and permanent housing to chronically homeless individuals.


By Urban Pathways on January 18, 2018