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.
Department of Homeless Services
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.
Displaced families whose homes were destroyed by Sandy still remain housed in hotels thanks to the city’s Hotel Program. This temporary housing, however, is coming to an end next Friday, October 4, according to a city official. The city’s Department of Homeless Services initiated a Hotel Program that provided evacuees with housing in the interim [...]
A senior center, a school, maybe even a park is fine, but residents in Glendale want to shut the door on a proposed homeless shelter. Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. led a protest on Friday in front a defunct factory at 78-16 Cooper Avenue, which nonprofit Samaritan Village plans to transform into transitional housing if its [...]