Bronx senator tours Franklin Avenue shelter following conditions complaints

After many complaints about the living conditions at the Franklin Avenue Women?s Shelter in the Bronx, a local senator decided to tour the facility Thursday.

The Department of Homeless Services says approximately 125 women use the shelter each night. However, many of the women say the living conditions at the shelter are unbearable. State Senator Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) says his staff had to wait three days to tour the building.

Following Diaz?s tour, the Department of Homeless Services says the officials found evidence the facility is well-kept, clean and safe. Some residents believe if the shelter was clean for the tour, the living conditions will soon be unlivable again. Diaz says if he continues to hear complaints, he will put pressure on the Department of Homeless Services to make corrections.

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