Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Homeless shelters opening in Queens at breakneck pace
More than 100 people packed a Knights of Columbus hall to protest a move by the owner of the Playland Motel to house homeless families starting last Friday.
Cayuga Capital, owners of the space which includes a popular bar, restaurant and hotel, signed a deal with the Department of Homeless Services to rent its rooms to homeless families. Community members say no one was aware of the deal until after it happened.
"I don't know if it was middle of the night," City Councilmember Eric Ulrich, "people want to know how many homeless are here, what services are being provided, how many more are coming."
All the city's Department of Homeless Services would say is there is no plan to convert the location into a permanent shelter.
The best part of this is that taxpayers payed for empty rooms there.
East Elmhurst is also getting yet another shelter.
Friends, Queens is under siege by this administration. Friday morning, let them know that we aren't going to take it. Join the rally at City Hall.