I fucking mean is this how to revitalize a ghetto downtown area by putting a homeless shelter which will have 30 single men, some who will be parolees, and plop them right next to a daycare center, across the street from the LIRR and near the future big apartment development The Crossing? REALLY, are you out of your fucking mind.
Like our community and this particular area does not have enough homeless, bottom of the barrel folks, hood rats, dirtbags, welfare cases and just plain ghetto slobs, we need to recruit more of them. AND it figures that this may go above a black “storefront” church, House of Prayer Church, who is in cahoots with the company facility this bullshit. And like we don’t have enough of these blacks storefront dirt-bag churches who pay no fucking taxes.
At least it got some fire under the asses of Community Board 12 Adrienne Adam and Yvonne Reddick, although Adams said once again will be ready to fight such a plan, and will enlist the help of elected officials should that prove to be necessary.
Enlist elected officials, really, you mean the do nothing SE Queens crew who allowed all these shelter to flourish to begin with years and decades ago. You would be better off enlisting the help of Fidel Castro, Florence Henderson and Leonard Cohen, they would all be better help dead than any of our live asshole politicians.
And how nice the organization proposing this facility, Transition One LLC, is a FOR PROFIT, like they really care about this community. I am sure Mousslin Lamour of this parasite group has several shelters on his block. By the way, Transition One address is 71-01 Austin Street in Forest Hills, home of Queens BP Melinda Katz.
Christ, in this ghetto community it is always 1 step forward, five back.
From Queens Chronicle:
CB 12: No shelter next to daycare site
Officials ready to go back to the barricades over homeless proposal
Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 10:30 am
Leaders of Community Board 12 have been beyond their breaking point on homeless shelters and supportive housing for more than two years.
Now they are weighing just how to approach a proposal to put 30 or more men up at a facility that would be built above a church — and next to a daycare center on 146th Street in Jamaica.
CB 12 Chairwoman Adrienne Adams and District Manager Yvonne Reddick confirmed this week that they have had sit-down meetings with the pastor of the House of Prayer Church at 91-20 146 St., and with Mousslin Lamour of the group Transition One LLC, which is proposing the facility.
It is located next to the Sunshine School, which offers a wide range of services including pre-K, for children ages 2 to 5.
It also is just over one block west of the Long Island Rail Road’s Jamaica Station and the JFK AirTrain.
Adams said they first heard of the proposal through a member of the board.
“Needless to say, we are very upset at the notion of a halfway house,” Adams said in a telephone interview on Monday.
Adams said the proposal would be a for-profit setup for veterans and parolees, all of whom she and Reddick were told would have to already be in some sort of program for services.
They were assured that all the men would have to be employed or attending school.
Lamour could not be reached for comment prior to the Chronicle’s deadline. Messages left in person at both the church and the Sunshine School were not returned.
CB 12 currently hosts just over half of the homeless shelters in Queens, and has between 30 and 40 percent of the borough’s homeless population.
Adams suspects neither the pastor nor Lamour was quite aware of what CB 12 officials have been dealing with regarding similar facilities since requesting a moratorium from the city in December 2014.
She said once again that they will be ready to fight such a plan, and will enlist the help of elected officials should that prove to be necessary
Reddick, who said CB 12 members also met with Pastor James Hans of the church, said she was not won over.
“I was very dissatisfied,” she said of both meetings. “This will be next to a daycare center if it happens,” she exclaimed. “We don’t know who they will be housing, who will be doing the screening. Who will decide who lives there?”
Reddick and Adams said they are not sure if either party yet appreciates the amount of regulation and paperwork that must be met before some type of shelter setup can be approved by the city.
Adams said she did not know if any paperwork has been filed with agencies such as the city Department of Buildings, which would have to approve any required construction.
A spokeswoman for the city Department of Homeless Services said Tuesday that her office had not yet determined if any applications have or have not been filed.