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 Street.

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 1 Hoyt Street Hoyt Street.”

Photo by Susan De Vries 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 Street.

Representatives from the city’s Department of Social Services emphasized the need for the shelter, which will be […]

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