The city stopped using the Par Central Motor Inn in Jamaica Hills as a homeless shelter last Wednesday, officials said.
Since August 2015, the de Blasio administration had used the motel as “temporary emergency transitional housing” for homeless families with children.
Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) and the city had reached an agreement for ending its use as a shelter months ago, but the city didn’t give a specific deadline as to when.
Lancman is happy City Hall followed through.
“I am pleased that the Par Central Motel will no longer be used as a shelter, and look forward to working with the administration to close other hotel shelters in the District,” he said in a prepared statement.
The Par Central’s ownership could not be reached for comment prior to deadline.
Why is the City stopping use of some hotels to house homeless while simultaneously starting the use of others?