Town hall meeting addresses Crown Heights shelter

A town hall meeting was held Thursday night to discuss a new homeless shelter set to open in Crown Heights.



The community heard from city officials about their plan for a 132-family shelter to open at Crown Street and Rogers Avenue.



Residents are calling for a change to the plan that would repurpose the facility to 100 percent low-income housing. Some community members say their area is already faced with an oversaturation of homeless shelters, new development, gentrification and rapid displacement.



Residents add that they're hopeful there will be a resolution that benefits the community.


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