BRONX HOMELESS SHELTER

Problem

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has finally decided to write a letter to Lilliam Barrio-Paoli, Deputy Mayor for Health & Human Services, concerning the apparent lack of notification and community input regarding the siting of homeless shelters in The Bronx.

His letter specifically mentions the recent decision by the Department of Homeless Services to bring a family shelter to the former Capri Whitestone Motel, located at 555 Hutchinson River Parkway, despite both the area’s lack of amenities and numerous economic development projects that have taken a foothold in the surrounding communities.

The complete letter can be read here: http://on.nyc.gov/1ww5lkv.