BK Reader: At Town Hall, Residents Rail—City Using Bed-Stuy as ‘Dumping Ground’ for Homeless Shelters

“According to recent findings by the Manhattan-based Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness (ICPH), Bed-Stuy and its neighboring community Brownsville lead the borough in the percentages of homeless families. However, as pointed out by Breaking Ground, the population intended to be served by the drop-in center was not families but ‘street homeless’ and transients—many of whom are men and with psychiatric and/or substance abuse problems.”


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