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Homeless shelter hearing set

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Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 11:42 am, Thu May 15, 2014.

Before a homeless shelter potentially comes to Glendale, those in charge of putting forth and reviewing the plan are coming to speak to the community’s concerns.

A public hearing between the Department of Homeless Services, Samaritan Village, the sponsors of the facility, and Community Board 5 to discuss the proposed 125-family shelter at 78-16 Cooper Ave. in Glendale has been scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on May 22 in the Christ the King High School auditorium.

Anyone who wishes to speak at the public hearing is asked to register in advance by calling the board’s office at (718) 366-1834 or emailing the board at qnscb5@nyc.rr.com.

The proposed shelter has been a lightning rod over the last few months, as multiple elected officials as well as CB 5 have penned letters to DHS and the Mayor’s Office in opposition to the plan.

Samaritan Village also found itself in hot water this year when a state Comptroller’s audit discovered the misappropriation of nearly $1 million in state funds.

— Christopher Barca

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  • Turqsea posted at 11:58 am on Wed, May 14, 2014.

    Turqsea Posts: 16

    I do not want to see homeless people wandering around Atlas Park. This a family neighborhood with lots of children and schools. Perhaps the site could have been converted into a SCHOOL!!!!!!