East Elmhurst residents blasted city officials Wednesday for placing a homeless shelter on Astoria Boulevard without community consultation, calling the move a “covert operation reeking of disrespect.”
Department of Homeless Services
Residents of the controversial Pan American Hotel homeless shelter were kept away from protestors during another rally against the opening of the site, according to a published report.
Community members will have their voices heard during an emergency town hall meeting on Wednesday over the city’s decision to turn an East Elmhurst motel into a permanent homeless shelter.
Amid ongoing controversy over several Queens homeless shelters, the city comptroller has said the Department of Homeless Services is “failing” in the way it deals with homelessness throughout the five boroughs.
A community is outraged and looking for answers as they learned the city went behind their backs to turn an East Elmhurst motel into a permanent homeless shelter.
A face-to-face confrontation erupted between homeless families and protestors Monday night over a controversial shelter at an Elmhurst hotel.
Queens leaders said they are frustrated that there has been no date set for a community meeting on a controversial Glendale homeless shelter proposal.
Representatives for Glendale penned a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio to stop the proposed homeless shelter, which has received support from the Department of Homeless Services.
The proposed Glendale homeless shelter, which was just a rumor a year ago, is now heading to phase two of review. Elected officials are confident they can stop the fight with the environmental assessment.
The city’s homeless services department has recommended that the mayor transform an abandoned factory on Cooper Avenue into a homeless shelter.