Mott Haven residents protest city?s plans to build another homeless shelter

Mott Haven residents protested the citys plans to build another homeless shelter Tuesday night.

The neighbors held a candlelight vigil and a rally to protest the citys plan to convert an old factory into a 400-bed homeless shelter for men. They say this will be the 10th shelter built in the area. Many of the residents say the $205 million to be spent on the project should go towards building low-income housing for working families in Mott Haven.

Department of Homeless Services officials have responded to neighbors concerns in the past. However, they say new shelters are necessary because they are making up for the beds lost when other shelters close.

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