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Homeless Outreach Deemed ‘Abysmal’ at New East Harlem Shelter

(DNAINFO)  Dartunorro Clark | September 8, 2016 — The city has been “abysmal” at filling a new homeless shelter with local people in need, its neighbors told officials.

Community board members and dozens of residents called out representatives of the city Department of Homeless Services at a meeting Tuesday, saying it’s failed in its promise to use the facility to alleviate problems directly affecting East Harlem.

The officials had been giving a 20-minute presentation on the new shelter which opened in July at the former Holy Rosary Church, at 428 E. 119th St.

But that presentation soon went well over the allotted time as many residents and board members took particular issue with the number of East Harlem residents currently in the shelter.

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