‘The Times They Are Booming': Mayor de Blasio secretly opens 23 sheltersPosted by talesfromthelou on January 3, 2015
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The times they are booming Fox News says. That explains the 13% surge in homelessness in New York city.
There is something incongruent and sinister in seeing Blasio, New York’s mayor billionaire, pontificate over the pulpit about poverty. He probably will take the credit for helping the poor, but he will never address the fact that he, and the rest of the 1% parasitic class, is responsible for this in the first place.
Check out Luke Rudkowski‘s video on this at the bottom.
Mayor de Blasio secretly opens 23 sheltersMayor de Blasio secretly opens 23 shelters – NY Daily News.
Maria Villasenor , Jennifer Fermino
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Officials say the new shelters — in every borough except Staten Island — are essential to address the surge in homeless families that has swelled the population in the shelter system to record highs.Corey Sipkin/New York Daily News Since Mayor de Blasio took office, 23 homeless shelters were built throughout the city.
The city has opened 23 new shelters to combat a 13% rise in homelessness since Mayor de Blasio took office — some of them in neighborhoods whose residents had no idea the facilities were coming to their communities.
Officials say the new shelters — in every borough except Staten Island — are essential to address the surge in homeless families that has swelled the population in the shelter system to record highs.
There are 57,390 people currently living in city homeless shelters, some 24,760 are children. Twenty of the 23 new facilities are for families with kids under 18.
When shelters opened in recent months in Astoria and Elmhurst, Queens, and Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, elected officials and residents were taken by surprise.
“I had heard rumors and I was told it wasn’t set in stone,” said City Councilman Chaim Deutsch (D-Brooklyn). “Next thing I know, they’re moving in furniture.”
The facility, on Emmons Ave. in Sheepshead Bay, opened two months ago and now houses 21 families. That figure is expected to climb to 69, Deutsch said.
Stephanie Keith for New York Daily News City Councilman Jumaane Williams critized the size of a new homeless shelter on Glenwood Road, which is “too big” and “out of context” with the neighborhood.
“I have no problem with taking people off the street. But I have a problem with the process. There needs to be more community input,” he said.
Mayor de Blasio secretly opens 23 shelters – NY Daily News.
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