New York City’s methods of siting homeless shelters are deeply flawed. How else to explain that most homeless shelters are concentrated in:
- Brownsville/East New York
- South Bronx
- Central Harlem
This process produces results that are unfair, and that site the shelters in low-income neighborhoods that, presumably, are less politically powerful than their wealthier neighborhoods. There are no city-run homeless shelters on the Upper East Side, for example.
Read the full report on how NYC sites homeless shelters here: https://comptroller.nyc.gov/wp-content/uploads/documents/20130509_NYC_ShelterSiteReport_v24_May.pdf