FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 17, 2008
Council Member Letitia James; Assemblyman Karim Camara; Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries; State Senator Eric Adams; Father Caleb Buchanon of St. Gregory the Great RC Church; along with representatives from offices of Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz; Congresswoman Yvette Clarke; and community groups including the Crown Heights Revitalization Movement (CHRM); Picture the Homeless; Coalition for the Homeless; Crown Heights North Association; as well as advocates for the homeless; plus neighborhood residents gather for a press conference and rally on the Steps of City Hall to oppose DHS’ plan to move the men’s homeless intake center to the Bedford-Atlantic Armory in Brooklyn
Rally in protest of Men’s Homeless Intake Center Move, Steps of City Hall on Friday, September 19th
This press event is in support of homeless individuals and the community; it is scheduled to take place this Friday (right before the Assembly Standing Committee on Social Services Public Hearing, on the Relocation of the Men’s Homeless Intake Center from Manhattan to Brooklyn). The press conference and rally is scheduled to begin at 9 AM on the Steps of City Hall, and the public hearing will be held at 10 AM in the Assembly Hearing Room, Room 1923, 19th Floor, at 250 Broadway (across the street from City Hall).
Please join us to fight DHS’ misguided plan that will not benefit the City’s male homeless population (over 60% live in Manhattan), and will harm an already overburdened community.
Advocates for the Homeless and the Crown Heights Community, Public Officials
Press conference to demand that Department of Homeless Services (DHS) abandon plans to close the Men’s Homeless Intake Center in Manhattan, and move it to the Bedford-Atlantic Armory Men’s Shelter in Brooklyn
Friday, September 19th, press conference/rally begins at 9 AM
Steps of City Hall
Contact: Amyre Loomis at (718) 260-9191