Letters overflow from a mailbox, a sign that the house at 32 Brownell Street in Stapleton has been vacant since the end of June.
It used to be "Neighborhood Homes," a 12-bed adult homeless shelter for recovering addicts.
But the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) did not renew its contract.
"This provided a last step for people as the reentered out community. And we've lost that valuable piece of the puzzle," said Reverend Terry Troia, the executive director of Project Hospitality.
Project Hospitality operates city-run shelters on Staten Island.
Troia says that even though 75 percent of residents at "Neighborhood Homes" were successful finding jobs and a housing post-program, the shelter's contract wasn't renewed because the program was apartment-based.
"Our setting in an apartment in the community was no longer acceptable to city standards of how to provide shelter for single homeless people," Troia said.
Of course! Why would you give people apartments when they can be warehoused in a hotel instead?