City cancels plans for new homeless shelter in Mott Haven

Longtime plans for a homeless shelter in Mott Haven are off after a ruling by city officials.

The shelter, which would have offered 400 beds, was to be a replacement for an 850-bed Bellevue Hospital shelter in Manhattan. However, officials say the extra linens and bed frames are unnecessary since the current 33,000 homeless individuals are decreasing day by day.

The Department of Homeless Services will instead open two homeless prevention offices in the Bronx; one in Mott Haven and the other in East Tremont.

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