Local Electeds Push Back on Planned Family Shelter At Former Brooklyn College Dorm

The city’s Department of Social Services (DSS) is looking to retrofit the former dorm at 1 Kenilworth Place, known as Residence Hall @ Brooklyn College, into a shelter with space for 107 families with children that would be operated by the not-for-profit service provider CAMBA.

“This high-quality facility will offer 107 families with children experiencing homelessness the opportunity to get back on their feet safely and closer to their anchors of life in these unprecedented times,” A DSS spokesperson said in a statement provided to Bklyner.

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1 Kenilworth Place. Joe Strini /PropertyShark A group of Flatbush-area elected officials is pushing back on the city’s plans to open a homeless shelter at the site of a recently-closed student housing facility near Brooklyn College.

The city’s Department of Social Services (DSS) is looking to retrofit the former dorm […]

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