Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Ozone Park filing lawsuit to stop shelter
From CBS 2:
Some residents in Queens say they’re going to take the New York City Department of Homeless Services to task for its plans to bring a new men’s shelter to their neighborhood.
They fear a very different kind of housing could stand in the middle of family homes on 101st Avenue near 86th Street in Ozone Park.
The department wouldn’t confirm its shelter proposal, but a document obtained by CBS2 shows a letter sent to elected officials earlier this month explaining the plan to create a transitional housing facility for 113 men facing homelessness and mental health challenges. Residents say it would be far too close to several schools.