Just one sentence is needed for this:
40 hotels in Queens serve as shelters
The mayor is expected to unveil his homelessness plan on Tuesday. But before that, the city gave NY1 data revealing where all of the city’s homeless shelters are located and which neighborhoods are more burdened than others.
Queens is a hotbed of hotels turned into homeless shelters.
For the first time, thanks to a Freedom of Information Law request, NY1 is getting a look at where all of the approximately 650 sites that house the homeless actually are.
We uncovered most of the hotels are in Queens.
And de Blasio’s solution? Build 90 more permanent shelters throughout the city so his wealthy friends can continue to get rich off poor people’s misery. We wouldn’t want to actually reduce the number of homeless, now.