A new homeless shelter is slated to open in Downtown Brooklyn early next year, bringing 160 beds for single adult men to the facility at 1 Hoyt St.

Representatives from the city’s Department of Social Services emphasized the need for the shelter, which will be one of at least three opening in North Brooklyn in the next year as the department looks to build smaller, more flexible facilities. 

“When we think about the shelter system, it has been haphazard, right, dating back 40 years, it’s just been really spread out all over the city with no real way of management,” said DHS administrator Joslyn Carter. “We’ve been working to transform this haphazard shelter system, and really shrink our footprint, and open up really good, high-quality shelters, one of which is this one at One Hoyt Street.”

1 Hoyt Street, former home of A.I. Namm & Son Department Store, is the future home of a single men’s homeless shelter. Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC

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