MAYOR WANTS EACH COMMUNITY TO HOUSE THEIR OWN HOMELESS – DOES THAT INCLUDE OTHER STATES & COUNTRIES WHO WE RECEIVE THEIR HOMELESS DUE TO THE BULLSHIT “RIGHT TO SHELTER” LAW HERE

In the article below:

“I don’t know how a community can say, ‘Here are our own neighbors who ended up homeless — someone else should take care of them,’” de Blasio said Wednesday, a day after announcing plans to open 90 new shelters around the city. “That makes no sense. I think it’s fair to say to every community, do your fair share.”

AND I agree with that statement to a certain point. Homeless from Bronx should not be moved into Jamaica. East New York or Williamburg homeless should not become the problem of South Ozone Park. BUT that is what exactly happens, “selected hoods” (READ: Black, immigrant, lower income) even if they do not have huge numbers of homeless still get homeless and shelters dumped there no matter where they come from.

AND that brings up the biggest issue. Since the Mayor wants each community to take care of their own homeless, what about the homeless (and this city still has not given statistics on this) that come from other parts of the country or even outside this country. What about Joe Blow from Florida or Georgia who decide they are not going to work, not take care of themselves and they hike it to NYC since Florida or Georgia will not put them up for free but NYC will and then that taxes an already problematic system and takes the burden off the place of origin and of course we the tax payers have to pay for that in dollors and poor quality of life that goes with homeless shelters.

Like the douchbag druggie homeless couple whose two daughters died in the clusterfuck apartment in the Bronx with a bad radiator. These totally irresponsible parents, the Ambroses, with no job, no job prospects, no money and two young toddlers who lived in Maine, come to the 2nd most expensive city in the country and the burden is now placed on NYC not Maine to house these douchebags. Let fucking Maine take care of them NOT NYC. Eliminate this “right to shelter” bullshit. The cities with some of the highest out of control homeless situation are “right to shelter”, NYC, San Francisco, Seattle, LA.

Obviously there is a reason why those places are out of control with a homeless problem, this bullshit right to shelter policy. If this DOES NOT GET addressed, the homeless problem just keeps getting bigger in those states and cities.

By the way, that hipster looking young female in the photo below probably came from outside NY.

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From The Daily News:

Mayor de Blasio wants homeless shelters in every neighborhood

2017-03-02_9-34-41Mayor de Blasio says every community should do their part to help the homeless in their area.

(Andrew Savulich/New York Daily News)

Each of the city’s neighborhoods should expect to house shelters for the homeless people from that area, Mayor de Blasio said.

“I don’t know how a community can say, ‘Here are our own neighbors who ended up homeless — someone else should take care of them,’” de Blasio said Wednesday, a day after announcing plans to open 90 new shelters around the city. “That makes no sense. I think it’s fair to say to every community, do your fair share.”

Every one of the 59 community boards in the city should have the capacity to shelter the people from that board, he said. That means at least one shelter building in each board, with more in areas that pump more people into homeless system.

“Literally every community board in the city, every community district, every area of the city has people in the shelter system from that area,” said Department of Social Services Commissioner Steve Banks.

 

QUEENS HOMELESS SHELTER ARMAGEDDON PART 2: 40 HOMELESS HOTEL SHELTERS IN QUEENS WAY MORE THAN ANY OTHER BOROUGH – BP MELINDA KATA “WHERE ARE YOU”

Just one sentence is needed for this:

“If it’s good for families, it’s good for Queens,” said Queens Borough President Melinda Katz.katz crap

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From Queens Crap & NY1:

40 hotels in Queens serve as shelters

From NY1:

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.

GET READY FOR HOMELESS SHELTER ARMAGEDDON: EXPECT MUCH MORE HOMELESS SHELTERS IN YOUR HOOD BY DEBLASIO- BUT I AM SURE ONLY “SELECT COMMUNITIES” LIKE JAMAICA

Coming to a “select” community soon: MORE FUCKING HOMELESS SHELTERS courtesy of deBlasio and his administration to the tune of 90. While it is stated:

Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected on Tuesday to unveil a plan to open roughly 90 new homeless shelters throughout New York’s five boroughs, a stark increase devised to address his most vexing citywide problem.

I doubt that you will see any opening in his hood of Park Slope nor will you see any in Queens BP Melinda Katz’s hood of Forest Hills. I no doubt expect to see them dumped in the usual suspects, black communities, immigrant communities, low income hoods, you know places like Jamaica, South Ozone Park and all of the SE Queens. Probably will not even seen any in East New York, since the plan is to unload folks there while the area gentrifies and have them cross the borough boundary and into SE Queens.

The article also states:

Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington have experienced similar increases, even as the number of homeless people nationwide has declined in recent years.

This is not rocket science behind the increase. But the article does not state WHY the increase. Well, that is because LA, San Fran, Washington and of course NY are “right to shelter” places, meaning that those places will take in everyone from other cities, other states, other countries and then house them in shelters taking the burden and cost off the places the homeless originate and making them the burden of the new places like NY and in the process not only dumping the homeless in select communities, but passing on the cost to tax payers and fucking up an already fucked up quality of life in this retched city.

Any wonder that the ranking of NY is dropping like the morals of SE Queens elected official (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/new-york-ranks-no-17-best-states-report-article-1.2983996).

So WELCOME TO HOMELESS SHELTER ARMAGEDDON, but only for “select” hoods.

The future of Jamaica

The future of Jamaica

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From New York Times:

Fight Looms as Bill de Blasio Plans to Seek 90 New Homeless Shelters

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A Holiday Inn in Rosedale, Queens, that has housed homeless families. New York is under a legal obligation to provide temporary housing to anyone who enters an intake center and asks for it. Credit Christian Hansen for The New York Times

Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected on Tuesday to unveil a plan to open roughly 90 new homeless shelters throughout New York’s five boroughs, a stark increase devised to address his most vexing citywide problem.

The move, which was confirmed by several people familiar with the plan, would increase the number of shelters in New York by nearly a third and is sure to meet community opposition at nearly every turn.

With re-election looming, Mr. de Blasio has been frustrated in his attempts to curb the continuing increase in homelessness. Visibly, more people are sleeping and begging on the street, and the uptick is easily documented by a daily shelter census that now hovers at about 60,000 people.

Homelessness has been a vulnerable point for Mr. de Blasio, who entered office three years ago with an ambitious agenda that promised to address the city’s income inequality. The rise in homelessness is arguably the mayor’s biggest failure in that goal to close the gap between the haves and the have-nots.

Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington have experienced similar increases, even as the number of homeless people nationwide has declined in recent years.

The exact contours of Mr. de Blasio’s proposal were not clear; administration officials have declined to give any details until the mayor announces it, presumably at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The goal is far clearer: The mayor wants to significantly expand a shelter system that is so over capacity that the city is forced to spend about $400,000 a day on hotel rooms.

The new shelters — which would be in addition to the roughly 275 overseen currently by the Department of Homeless Services — would enable the city to move thousands of people from the hotels and so-called cluster housing to more stable shelters, and eventually into permanent housing. New York is under a legal obligation to provide temporary housing to anyone who enters an intake center and asks for it, putting a strain on the shelter system.

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New York has experienced a continuing increase in homelessness even as the number of homeless people nationwide has declined in recent years. Credit George Etheredge for The New York Times

Tuesday will signify yet another reset for Mr. de Blasio, who halted the opening of new shelters for about eight months in 2015 after community opposition, only to be caught flat-footed and dependent on using hotels as a stopgap as homelessness surged. In late 2015, he shook up his administration, putting Steven Banks in charge of managing the crisis and restructuring the homeless services and general welfare agencies.

The changes were part of a multipronged effort to reduce homelessness by offering more affordable housing, rental subsidy programs for low-income residents struggling to afford their homes, and legal assistance to tenants on the verge of eviction. But the sweeping approach has not put a discernible dent in homelessness.

Mr. de Blasio’s shelter plan was to come a day after the City Council released a report on a legislative package aimed at overhauling the city’s Fair Share law, which is supposed to bring more parity to the way public facilities, including homeless shelters, are distributed throughout the city. The report found that homeless shelters, drug and mental treatment centers and foster care group homes were concentrated in 10 community districts, with an average of 21.7 beds per 1,000 residents in those districts, a balance five times the city average; that would change if legislation restricting such clustering is adopted.

The Coalition for the Homeless is opposed, saying the revamp could inadvertently stall the opening of shelters and would exacerbate the problem of homeless families with children being placed in shelters far away from their neighborhoods, saddling students with long commutes or temporary school transfers that threaten to hurt them academically.

“What we end up with is the inability to locate in any neighborhood,” said Giselle Routhier, policy director at the coalition. “It would inhibit the city from locating shelters in neighborhoods where families may need more support.”

It was unclear whether the council’s Fair Share legislative package would hinder or help the mayor’s plan to build more shelters, which would open over the next five years.

But hotels turned into makeshift shelters are problematic, offering little privacy and space for families crammed into rooms with double beds. There are generally no kitchens — an especially difficult hardship for families with children, unable to get a home-cooked meal for weeks, even months, at a time. Cluster housing, consisting of units within private apartment buildings, has also been troubling, for its poor conditions and an inability to provide people with the services they need to move into permanent housing.

Shelter openings have already been delayed by neighborhood opposition, as in Maspeth, Queens, where well-organized residents successfully pressured one hotel owner to abandon a potential deal with the city to convert a hotel into a homeless shelter.

Mr. de Blasio will also need the cooperation of nonprofit organizations that shelter the homeless. Many of them are reluctant to buy into the mayor’s latest effort because they have not been paid for past services and are working under outdated contracts. The frustration has led to behind-the-scenes tension, and even refusals by some nonprofit providers to open new shelters.

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Steven Banks, right, who is in charge of managing New York’s homelessness crisis, with Mario Arias and Lauren Taylor, who work in homeless outreach, this month. Credit George Etheredge for The New York Times

Nonprofit providers initially played an optimistic wait-and-see game with the administration. Many executives of nonprofits had hesitated to publicly criticize the administration because Mr. Banks, formerly the head of the Legal Aid Society, and Mr. de Blasio, formerly public advocate and a city councilman who headed the general welfare committee, were seen as sympathetic to the nonprofits’ concerns.

Catherine Trapani, executive director of Homeless Services United, a coalition of about 50 shelter providers, estimated that about a third of existing contracts needed action.

Now providers will also be asked to open new stand-alone shelters. But patience has eroded as providers have watched Mr. de Blasio roll out one large-scale plan after another without first taking care of the nuts-and-bolts management of contracts and payments.

Many providers are dependent on bridge loans, in lieu of payment, that the city gives them as they await the Office of the City Comptroller to register the contracts and cut a check — a monthslong process.

Almost two years ago, the de Blasio administration blamed the comptroller for a failure to register contracts in a timely manner, which Mr. Banks said delayed improvements to the conditions of shelter system. But the blame for the recent delays lies squarely with the mayor’s administration, which is also in charge of renegotiating contracts that originated in the 1980s and 1990s and now have severely outdated rates, some providers said.

“The city’s lack of organization and failure to plan often means those on the front lines face financial stress and uncertainty,” Scott Stringer, the city comptroller, said in a statement. “Ultimately, that makes this extraordinary challenge harder to fix.”

Mr. Banks did not address nonprofits’ concerns about the rates. But he said in a statement that the city had worked “as fast as we can” to reduce a payment backlog. He also said some payments remained outstanding because nonprofits had not made necessary improvements to their shelters.

Win, one of the largest nonprofit providers of homeless services in the city, will most likely have to tap into $5 million in reserves this year, a comfort that many smaller organizations cannot afford, said Christine C. Quinn, who has been in discussions about running against Mr. de Blasio in this year’s mayoral election.

“We can’t take on more work when, in some cases, we are three fiscal years behind in payments for services rendered,” said Ms. Quinn, Win’s chief executive and a former City Council member who ran against Mr. de Blasio in 2013. “There are smaller groups actually laying people off. These are not providers whining about paperwork.”

OZONE PARK HOMELESS DROP IN CENTER WILL ACTUALLY CAUSE A HOMELESS PROBLEM IN SOUTH OZONE PARK NOT HELP AN ISSUE THAT DOES NOT EVEN EXIST THERE

In the article below:

Jeff Scheuer, vice president of external affairs at Breaking Ground, said the Ozone Park center will help the homelessness problem in Queens.

AND exactly how will this help the homeless problem. ONE, there is no homeless problem in South Ozone Park. TWO, this “drop-in” center is not anywhere near any type of public transportation, no subway around at all, so what the homeless are going to UBER it.

So instead of helping the homeless problem, this drop-in center right near a school, residents and businesses will guarantee that a homeless problem in South Ozone Park will be BE CREATED and BECOME A MAJOR PROBLEM.

So since this is to help the homeless in Queens (which we really know it is to help those being pushed out of East New York), why not put this in Queens Borough President Melinda Katz’s neighborhood of Forest Hills. I mean there are plenty of various subway stations there, I mean you have the E, F and R. Or what about LIC, you have the E, F, G, N, R and 7, seems like an ideal place for this drop-in center, really known as DUMP MORE HOMELESS IN SE QUEENS.

Let’s face it South Ozone Park and the rest of SE Queens is a dumping ground for all kind of shit that none of the other communities want. So South Ozone Park, get ready for THE WALKING HOMELESS DEAD.bullshit-googles

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From Queens Times Ledger:

Ozone Park drop-in center opening despite protest

Breaking Grounds will be opening a drop-in center at 100-32 Atlantic Ave.

A heavily opposed Ozone Park homeless shelter is opening despite residents’ and lawmakers’ concerns.

The landlord of 100-32 Atlantic Ave., previously a Dallas Bros. Coffee House, signed a lease Feb. 23 with the city Department of Homeless Services. The property will be the new location of the controversial drop-in center.

The center will be just 250 feet away from the High School for Construction, Trades, Engineering and Architecture. Residents have been protesting the shelter, saying the quality of life would decline and children’s safety would be in danger.

 Non-profit Breaking Grounds will run the transitional home. The organization, which has several locations in all five boroughs, is a street outreach program that provides supportive temporary housing to the homeless while helping them find permanent housing. During their stay, the organization provides them with food, medical care and a place to sleep.

Jeff Scheuer, vice president of external affairs at Breaking Ground, said the Ozone Park center will help the homelessness problem in Queens.

“New York City is facing a homelessness crisis and our new location will help the homeless in Queens with accessing food, medical care and comprehensive case management,” he said. “This is a successful model and will be a critical resource to move these vulnerable New Yorkers from the streets into permanent supportive housing. Since 1990 Breaking Ground has helped more than 13,000 people escape and avoid homelessne­ss.”

There were reports of angry protesters in front of the Ozone Park property Sunday

DHS argues the shelter is necessary in the area.

“Queens currently has zero locations to serve street homeless individuals,” DHS said in a statement. “We will be using this location as a safe haven and drop-in center to bring this borough’s homeless neighbors off of the streets and in from the cold. We need every community to come together to address homelessness, which is a problem in each of the five boroughs.”

State Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven), who has spoken out against the shelter since August, said he is frustrated with DHS choosing this particular site.

“There is a school just a block away, with small businesses next to this location.” he said. “I cannot count how many times I have told the mayor’s administration that this is not the right location. I could start with the fact there is no mass transit and continue that we have residences surrounding this property and throughout the area.”

Miller said his office reached out to DHS and Breaking Grounds for a proposal from DHS and was shut out.

“My office was essentially told that Department of Homeless Services said they could not provide that information,” he said. “When I asked Breaking Ground for details regarding their plan, it was the same stance my office got from Department of Homeless Services. No matter how many times I asked for updated information, both organizations were not forth coming. This is the process? Where is the community involvement? As a matter of fact, where is the communication with the local elected officials?”

City Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) moderated a rowdy town hall on the center in November. He also said the location was not ideal for this shelter.

“I’ve said it in the past — a facility that serves an adult homeless population simply should not be located less than 200 feet from a school,” he said. “The current deficiencies within the Department of Homeless Services and its providers have led to both unintentional and blatant violations of state statutes that govern the movement of certain sex offenders.

He said he has repeatedly urged DHS and Breaking Ground to reconsider.”

SO MADAME ASSHOLE KATZ IF “IT’S GOOD FOR FAMILIES IT’S GOOD FOR QUEENS” WHY DON’T YOU PUT HOMELESS DROP IN CENTER IN YOUR HOOD OF FOREST HILLS

The future of Jamaica

The future of Jamaica

As usual not a peep out of questionable Queens Borough President Melinda Katz with this homeless drop-in center being placed in Ozone Park, which DOES NOT HAVE A HOMELESS ISSUE, but it will now when all the problematic bottom of the barrel folks made there way to Ozone Park for a nap, shower (I doubt that), get something to eat, etc. This is the equivalent of putting out milk for stray cats. Once they know where the milk is, they keep coming back and they bring their buddies. But the folks in Ozone Park would rather have cats (no pun intended) than problematic homeless folks, which will more than likely being very problematic single males.

So Katz, why didn’t  you have this put on your block, I mean “if it’s good for families, it’s good for Queens.” I guess as long as it is not in your own backyard, but someone elses like people of color and  immigrant communities.

So black people and immigrants, remember Melinda Katz when it comes time for election. She stood by silently, while they dumped more homeless shit in your community.

WAKE UP FOLKS, STOP PLAYING THE FOOL.katz

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From Queens  Chronicle:

Ozone Park anti-drop-in center crowd promises resistance

 

Ozone Park residents said Sunday they will not be deterred in their opposition to a homeless drop-in center on Atlantic Avenue, even as the lease for the building was finalized days before.

“We’re not giving up the fight,” resident Joe Maldonado said at a protest in front of the building.

The Department of Homeless Services and Breaking Ground last Thursday signed a lease agreement with the landlord of 100-32 Atlantic Ave., which previously housed Dallis Bros. Coffee, to turn the site into a drop-in center. The center will not be a permanent place of residence, but rather a place for homeless people on the street to go to take a shower or get something to eat. It will be operated by Breaking Ground.

Details of the lease or when the site will become operational were not immediately available.

A few dozen residents, along with Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven), stood outside the site Sunday to protest the move.

“You’re getting the worst of the worst over here,” said Maldonado, a Republican who unsuccessfully challenged Miller in November. “It’s unsafe.”

He and others cited the presence of public and private schools within a one-mile radius of the site, including the High School of Construction, Trades, Engineering and Architecture — which is less than 200 feet from the drop-in center.

“Why didn’t they think about that?” said concerned resident Wanda Torres. “I think it’s too close to homes and too close to the school.”

When the drop-in center was first proposed last summer, the community raised concerns over its proximity to the high school because any sex offender potentially staying there would be in violation of state law mandating they stay 1,000 feet from any educational facility.

DHS and Breaking Ground officials told residents late last year it would not serve sex offenders at the site – but that still remains an issue for some who believe the nonprofit will have trouble accurately identifying them.

Councilman Ruben Wills (D-South Jamaica) discussed the matter in a statement, issued in conjunction with Miller last Friday.

“The current deficiencies within the Department of Homeless Services and its providers have led to both unintentional and blatant violations of State statutes that govern the movement of certain sex offenders (i.e. Skyway); the same is likely to happen here,” the councilman said, referring to the South Ozone Park shelter. “I cannot in good faith endorse any such proposal under these circumstances, and have repeatedly urged DHS and Breaking Ground to reconsider.”

Looking for a way to stop the center, residents wondered if they could seek a court injunction against it. Miller said he would contact the law firm that fought a proposed homeless shelter in Glendale.

“Do you see them in there, in Glendale?” the assemblyman responded when asked by a resident if the firm was a good choice.

Stanley Shuckman, a realtor who owns the strip of stores across the street from the Atlantic Avenue site, volunteered to pay for the legal services.

Shuckman said he showed the DHS and Breaking Ground several sites he believes would have been more suitable for the center.

“I had a very specific criteria,” Shuckman said. “It would’ve solved all these problems.”

He did not specify which sites he showed told the two groups but last month officials from both the DHS and Breaking Ground Community Board 9 none of the suggestions he gave them would have been suitable.

But Shuckman believes that’s because the landlord of the Atlantic Avenue site, Fred Khalili, was able to give them an attractive deal.

“Why else would you hold onto a vacant property for months and not put it on the market?” the realtor said.

Miller, in his statement, said, “When Breaking Ground and Department of Homeless Services was given the opportunity to find viable alternative locations they appeased the community by looking at other sites and then claimed the original location was the best fit. They settled for this location because it was available and the landlord was looking to rent it.”

He also said the agencies were not being transparent with the community on the details of the plan.

“No matter how many times I asked for updated information, both organizations were not forthcoming,” the legislator said. “This is the process? Where is the community involvement?”

Community Board 9 Chairman Raj Rampershad said at last Tuesday’s board meeting he plans to meet with the DHS and Breaking Ground in the near future.

Officials from the nonprofit told CB 9 last month it plans to phase in the number of homeless people it serves at the site, starting with 10 per day. That number will remain steady until next year, when it will go up to 50 and ultimately 125.

 

ANOTHER PROBLEMATIC HOTEL TURNED HOMELESS SHELTER WREAKS HAVOC IN OZONE PARK WITH SLOBS, DRUG USE AND PROSTITUTION

katz crapAND let’s be REAL & HONEST, this is why NO ONE wants homeless shelters in their communities let alone communities that already have tons of them like Jamaica and SE Queens. The majority of the people going into them are problematic, lacking in social skills & manners, dirtbags, slobs and any other adjective or name you want to enter here______________.  I have no damn sympathy for these folks, because they treat whatever areas they go into like a garbage dump.

AND no doubt that the homeless in this hotel turned slop house are not even from Ozone Park, I bet they are not even anywhere near the area. Again you don’t see these dirtbags being shipped into Forest Hills, hood of the evil white queens Melinda Katz. Wonder why?

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From Queens  Chronicle:

Homeless hotel causing problems in Ozone Park

 

Posted: Monday, February 13, 2017 12:45 pm | Updated: 4:30 pm, Mon Feb 13, 2017.

The Department of Homeless Services recently moved 27 homeless families into the Comfort Inn in Ozone Park — and a nearby resident says the area has become a hotspot for illicit activity.

“It’s filthy there,” said Dominic, a resident who lives nearby. “There’s food just laying on the windowsills all the time … people smoking marijuana outside.”

It’s unclear when the families were moved to the hotel, located at 137-30 Redding St., a short distance from PS/MS 202.

A spokeswoman for the DHS said in an emailed statement, “We are currently using some rooms in this location to shelter homeless families with children who would otherwise be turned out onto the street. We are using hotels as a bridge to shelter homeless New Yorkers while we work to increase shelter capacity citywide.”

Dominic said in addition to people smoking marijuana, he’s spotted people he believes to be living in the hotel engaging in sexual activity.

He’s not the only one to report such acts, as other residents have reported them to area politicians.

Police could not immediately be reached for comment.