graphic by Jeff Anzulewicz at adesigndesk.com
The proposed homeless shelter at 165 West 9th Street between Court Street and Hamilton Avenue continues to generate much discussion amongst residents in Carroll Gardens. Just last week, the community learned that Housing Solutions USA/Aguila Inc. the Bronx-based non-profit company, intended to submit a proposal to the Department of Homeless Services to house 170 single adults in the ten unit condo building. This is being authorized under an “emergency contract” rule, which only requires 30 days community notice. There was no formal opportunity for public input, or the full City Council, and no vote.
Andrew Rice at Capital News wrote a very comprehensive article on the proposal and on Housing Solutions USA/ Aguila Inc.. Please take the time to read it.
You can access it here:
A new Carroll Gardens homeless shelter built on old relationships
Also, Community Board 6 will be hosting community meeting on October 24th, 6:30PM at P.S.58The Carroll School Auditorium 330 Smith Street, btn 1st Place & Carroll Street.
There is now a website from a newly formed Coalition For Carroll Gardens that can be accessed for the latest on this issue. Click here to access.
The Coalition also has its own Facebook Page here.
In addition, there is a petition being circulated. If you would like to sign, click here.
To download the flier above, click here.
Stay tuned for more news.