School-aged children living at the Boulevard Family Center in the former Pan American Hotel are all set for their first day of school. Councilman Daniel Dromm, Queens Center and the Department of Homeless Services came together on Aug. 19 to distribute 200 backpacks, notebooks and water bottles to the children living at the homeless shelter […]
A homeless shelter housed at the former Pan American Hotel in Elmhurst continues to draw criticism from a local lawmaker and city groups demanding accountability. State Senator Tony Avella held a rally with civic group Elmhurst United on Sunday to oppose the conditions of the temporary homeless shelter, which does not include kitchens in the family units. Despite having been thrice rejected by […]
Updated 2:15 p.m. For the city’s Department of Homeless Services (DHS), the third time was not a charm. City Comptroller Scott Stringer has once again rejected the agency’s proposal, which was submitted twice before, to convert the former Pan American Hotel located at 79-00 Queens Blvd. into a permanent homeless shelter. “The Comptroller’s Office rejected for […]
Starting Monday, homeless families with children will begin to move into a new shelter which has opened at the former site of the Clarion Hotel, located at 94-00 Ditmars Blvd. in East Elmhurst.
Updated 3:38 p.m. City Comptroller Scott Stringer stood his ground on Thursday and sent the resubmitted proposal to convert the former Pan American Hotel into a permanent homeless shelter back to the Department of Homeless Services (DHS). Stringer’s response comes after DHS resubmitted their application on June 12. The initial proposal was originally rejected by Stringer’s […]