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Homeless Shelter for 132 Families Coming to New Crown Heights Complex

(DNAINFO)  Rachel Holliday Smith | March 31, 2017 — A homeless shelter for families is set to open soon in a new apartment building on Rogers Avenue, the Department of Homeless Services said Wednesday — not at a building next door as the city incorrectly announced last month.

Residents are organizing to fight the opening of the shelter for 132 families that will open at 267 Rogers Ave., a large complex wrapping up construction on Rogers Avenue between Carroll and Crown streets in Crown Heights. Previously, the city had erroneously announced the facility would open at 265 Rogers Ave., a small three-story brick building across the street, a spokesman for DHS said.

The shelter, one of three in the Crown Heights area slated to open as part of the mayor’s plan to overhaul DHS, will be run by Samaritan Village, a Queens-based social services organization, the city said.

Source: Homeless Shelter for 132 Families Coming to New Crown Heights Complex – Crown Heights – DNAinfo New York