Residents protest plan for new homeless shelters in three Bronx communities

Residents living in the Mott Haven, Port Morris and Melrose sections of the Bronx are angered over a plan to bring more homeless shelters to their area.

On Thursday night, residents attended a public meeting and voiced their disapproval. Out of the three shelters proposed for the areas, one is of great concern to residents because it is across the street from a school.

Some community board members say neither the Department of Social Services nor the Human Resources Administration notified them about more shelters being built.

Another public hearing on the matter will be held next week.

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