Nov 1, 2021
Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) alerts the community that the city is planning to build another homeless shelter at 137 Kings Highway in Brooklyn.
“I was informed by the NYC Department of Social Services that Homelife, a non-profit social services provider, is in the process of opening another homeless shelter at 137 Kings Highway in early 2024. This is in addition to a proposed shelter in our community at 2147 Bath Avenue. All we know so far is that the city intends to build an additional homeless shelter and that the local community was not surveyed and again no public hearing was conducted to hear community concerns regarding this project. As I’ve mentioned before that building more homeless shelters do not provide a permanent solution to solving the problem of homelessness,” Colton stated.
“I am alerting the community to this proposal and would like to hear feedback from you. Anyone who would like to show their concerns and thoughts about the proposed homeless shelter at 137 Kings Highway can contact my office by calling 718-236-1598 I am here for you. My office will be conducting more research on this issue and I will be notifying the community accordingly,” Colton said.