Joe Caruana, president of a neighborhood association in Ozone Park criticizes the shelter proposal // Eagle photo by Andy Katz

Ozone Park Residents Square Off With DHS Over Shelter Site

A hearing over a homeless shelter in Ozone Park attracted hundreds of residents eager to confront Department of Homeless Services officials over the agency’s proposal to turn a former church into a shelter for homeless men with mental illness Thursday.

The evening was punctuated by angry outbursts, including from local lawmakers.

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The Bedford-Atlantic Armory Men's Shelter in Brooklyn // Google Maps

De Blasio Streamlines Rental Assistance Vouchers for City’s Homeless

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that New York City will consolidate the various and confusing ways homeless residents can apply for housing assistance to get back on their feet.

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Welcome to Ozone Park // Wikimedia Commons

Ozone Park Residents to Confront DHS Over Proposed Men’s Shelter

Ozone Park residents angry about a proposal to convert a local church into a homeless shelter will get a chance to confront the Department of Homeless Services directly Thursday night.

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