Received from our friends at Elmhurst United:
On Saturday, June 24, 12:00 noon, Elmhurst United will hold a rally at the Pan Am shelter (79-00 Queens Boulevard, on the Hillyer Street side) to demand that the City not approve Samaritan Daytop Village’s (SDV) application for a new–long term six year contract and to reject their request for millions more in additional funds toward their current contract. Please come and show your support to your fellow NYC United Civics members.
In 2016, SDV received a lucrative multi-million dollar contract with
express stipulations that kitchens would be installed in each unit, a day center would be added and the shelter would operate under NYS Tier II rules and regulations. *None* of these obligations were met. Their repeated excuses for delays have been a common occurrence. The City is spending too much of our hard earned tax dollars on a shelter that benefits no one except the shelter operators and Landlord.
We hope that you can join us on Saturday, June 24.