homeless shelters

Bill would disperse homeless shelters evenly throughout each borough
News Maggie Hayes 8/02/2013 at 9:40AM

Queens shelters may soon be finding new homes. Councilmembers Ruben Wills and Leroy Comrie started work in 2011 on a bill that would disperse homeless shelters evenly throughout each borough. Wills said research revealed that Community Board (CB) 12 contains 10 of the 18 shelters in all of Queens. CB 12 includes Jamaica, Hollis, St. [...]

The truth about shelters
Letters Letters 8/29/2012 at 6:14PM

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a statement of the Hunger Action Network of New York State on Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s contention that families stay in shelters longer because they find them pleasurable. Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s recent statement that families are staying in homeless shelters longer because they find it pleasurable is the latest example of [...]