Tag Archives: homelessness

Tense Debate Over Greenpoint Homeless Shelter

By Miranda Neubauer Residents at a recent community board hearing regarding a new homeless shelter in Greenpoint expressed predictable concerns that the addition would add to crime and drug problems among the homeless in the neighborhood. But one community leader said the tenor of perennial arguments such as those obscured how anti-social behavior in the […]

Brooklyn Residents Fear Loss of Housing Vouchers

By Yaffi Spodek Olga Ovanesyan, 53, is a Russian immigrant and single mom from Brooklyn. As a student studying to be a physician’s assistant, she has no job or income and lives mostly off disability payments she receives as a result of injuries she sustained in 9/11. After living in a Manhattan shelter for several […]