There is now a proposal to swap a Maspeth school located at PS9 on 57th Street for a shelter proposed at 78-16 Cooper Ave in Glendale. PS9 was formerly PS86 which many older Maspeth residents attended in their youth. The school is now a special needs facility in District 75. Council Member Robert Holden wants a state of the art school built at Cooper Ave for special education students and expects PS9 students to be relocated there. He has confirmed that the DHS would like to convert PS9's school building into a shelter. CBM still has $42,221.64 left from the fundraising push to stop the Maspeth Holiday Inn Express, and will be allocating it as necessary to stop a shelter at PS9.