After three denials, Stringer approves permanent contract for Elmhurst shelter
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City Comptroller Scott Stringer gave his approval Friday to a contract that makes the temporary homeless shelter at the former Pan American Hotel in Elmhurst permanent. The latest contract for the shelter, located at 79-00 Queens Blvd., was submitted on Jan. 6 for a two-year, $23,870,000 deal ending on June 17. According to a spokesperson for Stringer, this […]

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New contract bid for Elmhurst shelter that got 17 code violations in one day
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There’s yet another contract proposal for the homeless shelter operated at the former Pan American Hotel in Elmhurst. After Comptroller Scott M. Stringer thrice rejected a proposal to convert the currently temporary shelter at 79-00 Queens Blvd. into a permanent homeless shelter, the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) submitted its fourth proposal earlier this month. The new proposal, […]

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City OKs $24M contract for East Elmhurst’s Westway homeless shelter
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After the conversion of East Elmhurst‘s Westway Motel from an emergency homeless shelter to a permanent one, the city recently approved a $23,918,936 contract with service provider Women in Need Inc. The Department of Homeless Services (DHS) approved the conversion on July 9, 2014, of what used to be the Westway Motel at 71-11 Astoria Blvd. Immediately after, an emergency […]

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Editorial: City sees the light on homelessness
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The Department of Homeless Services (DHS) spent city tax dollars– your tax dollars– to allow homeless people to live in filthy, cramped and insecure shelters. That’s the essence of an audit that City Comptroller Scott Stringer released on Monday which found that the DHS failed to provide proper oversight at emergency shelters across the city […]

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DHS failed homeless families on several fronts: Comptroller’s audit
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Operational problems at the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) contributed to deplorable conditions at a minimum of two Queens shelters and numerous others across the city, according to an audit conducted by City Comptroller Scott Stringer. The audit, which was released on Monday, sampled 101 randomly selected housing units out of the city’s 155 shelters that serve families […]

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