Dear Elected Official: Allow local input for a homeless shelter
Cronyism at City Hall
Oct 17, 2012 — What does it say when you take the biggest building in a neighborhood, turn it into a shelter for 170 people with no community imput under an emergency dictate, give it to an organization "Homeless Solutions" that is just over one year old to manage, where the owner of the building is on the board and the organization is run by the former DHS Housing commissioner. Whose interests do they have at heart?
From the article in Capital New York below
"D.H.S. prepares to award a no-bid contract worth millions of dollars to the agency's recently departed commissioner, who appears, in turn, to be renting the building that will house the shelter from one of his newly established nonprofit's own board members."