80-Bed MEN'S Homeless shelter to open on 97 WycKoff Ave. Late 2019

WITHOUT community input. 

WITHOUT any transparency from Mayor de Blasio's Department of Homeless Services

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The shelter impacts the community, including:

• 1,500 STUDENTS at 3 nearby schools and CHILDREN who live nearby & use local parks.

• RESIDENTS nearby in two Brooklyn city council districts and one Queens district.


• LOCAL HOSPITALS and the POLICE PRECINCT, who are already overburdened.


Your tax dollars

These are your tax dollars: the Department of Homeless Services will pay Core Services $33 Million over 5 years to operate this facility—that's $6875 per bed, per month

According to a recent report in the New York Times, half of that amount typically goes to the landlord—Acuity Capital Partners.

We all want to ensure that the homeless have all the support they need, but there are more humane and efficient ways to help that don't burden the city budget and strain other resources!  


More than our share

At present, Bushwick embraces homeless members of our community with 11 shelters, more than Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Maspeth combined.   This will be our 12th shelter.  

Clustering shelters in specific neighborhoods violates the Fair Share Criteria outlined in the New York City Charter in 1989, which established a process for equally distributing shelters  throughout the city.

Demand action from your Councilperson

Antonio Reynoso / Council District 34


(718) 963-3141

Rafael Espinal / Council District 37


(718) 642-8664


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