Friday, June 8, 2018
Ozone Park getting f*cked with a shelter for mentally ill homeless men
From the Queens Chronicle:
The Department of Homeless Services will be opening a shelter in Ozone Park this coming winter as part of Mayor de Blasio’s “Turning the Tide on Homelessness on New York City” program.
In an email obtained by the Queens Chronicle, Amanda Nasar of the DHS outlined details of the shelter.
“DHS notified the electeds and [Community Board] ... that we’re opening a new shelter at 85-15 101st Avenue, Ozone Park, for 113 single adult males with mental illness,” said Nasar. “We anticipate this shelter opening in late winter.”
The site for the shelter is the location of the former Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church.
De Blasio’s plan includes creating around 90 new homeless shelters and renovating and expanding 30 existing shelters to combat the closing down of more than 350 “cluster sites.”