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Stop Dumping Homeless Shelters in The Bronx, Assemblyman Demands in Lawsuit 

(DNAINFO) Kate Pastor | August 31, 2017 — The city must stop dumping homeless shelters, transitional homes and mental health treatment center in the borough, which already carries more than its share of the support services burden under city rules, a local assemblyman demanded in a lawsuit filed this week.

The Bronx not only has the highest rates of homeless beds, at 831 per capita, but that the ratio has spiked by 14 percent since 1999 while ratios have declined in other boroughs, according to the suit filed by Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj and several other plaintiffs in the Bronx Supreme Court.

The lawsuit comes at a time when many Bronxites are on edge as the city rolls out its plan to end cluster-site housing and homeless hotels by opening 90 shelters citywide to house indigent people in the communities they are from.

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