So the continuation of turning the entire SE Queens into HOMELESS SHELTER VILLAGE rages on with this coffee shop turned drop-in, transitional shelter. And look at this bullshit: The shelter will only see 10 homeless people per day until next year, when that will go up to 50 and ultimately 125. Fucking really, from 10 to 125 homeless. WHAT THE FUCK. Also if you take let’s say a 40 block radius of that area, exactly how many homeless people are in that range, I bet it is not even 5, yet the powers that be felt the need to do more homeless dumping into areas which are already hit hard with tons of quality of life issues. I mean how the fuck are some communities suppose to improve when you keep poisoning the well water.
So power that be tell me how many new homeless shelters have been put in Brooklyn within this past year or LIC or Forest Hills or Rego Park or Upper West & East side, West Village, Park Slope, SoHo? HOW FUCKING MANY?
FOLKS, YOU NEED TO FIGHT BACK BIG TIME.
From Queens Chronicle:
Breaking Ground will phase homeless in
Group looked at alternative locations
After looking at alternative sites, Breaking Ground and the Department of Social Services, which oversees the Department of Homeless Services, have decided to slowly phase homeless people into a drop-in, transitional shelter on Atlantic Avenue, leaders for both groups told Community Board 9’s executive committee members Tuesday.
“This process has been one that’s like a slow-moving train,” said Matt Borden of the DSS. “We are going forward with this location.”
The location in question is 100-32 Atlantic Ave., the former site of Dallis Bros. Coffee Inc. Breaking Ground, the nonprofit that will operate the Ozone Park site, is in the process of finalizing its lease.
Claire Sheedy, vice president of Breaking Ground’s housing operations, said the group looked at one promising alternative site — and several less promising ones — but the owner of it was not interested in leasing it for the use of providing services to homeless people. The shelter will only see 10 homeless people per day until next year, when that will go up to 50 and ultimately 125. Responding to requests from the community, it will not provide services to registered sex offenders. The site is less than 200 feet from a public high school.