From the Times Ledger:
City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) joined in on the protests against a proposed homeless shelter in Jamaica, a neighborhood where community leaders said they have been overloaded with similar homes.
Speaking outside 170-02 93rd Ave., where the nonprofit group Housing Bridge wants to create transitional housing for families, the councilman urged the city May 19 not to grant the Brooklyn group approval for the home.
Community Board 12, which covers Jamaica and other southeast Queens neighborhoods such as St. Albans and Springfield Gardens, is home to nine out of the 17 homeless shelters in the borough and residents have become fed up with the heavy concentration of the facilities in their community, according to Comrie.
Why would you dump more homeless shelters in an area you are trying to revitalize? Do they think that will attract new businesses and residents?