Homeless Shelter

The Mayor is planning to open a homeless shelter for 72 women in what was the Pride of Judea building on Northern Blvd. We understand the need to find housing for the homeless, but the Mayor is pretending to provide housing for the homeless by warehousing them in slum like conditions.

The Douglaston Civic Association is focused on finding a more suitable location and/or reducing the density the proposed Homeless Shelter.  These homeless women must have a better environment enabling them to be on track for a productive and happy life.

This page is a resource to help you learn about the facts and get involved. Click on the links below for action steps, additional documentation and information:

Here is what you can do

This document will provide you with the necessary action steps to get

involved. Get


NYC and Department of Homeless Services (DHS) Proposal

This document is an overview of the proposal for the homeless shelter. Get


Points to Consider

Information to consider when writing letters or emails to public officials or the press. Get

Dear Neighbor Letter

This is a sample letter for distribution to the residents in our community.  Get

DCA Community Flyer

Use this flyer to get the message out. Get

DHS Homeless Shelter Petition

Use this petition to to get the message out and oppose the current conditions of the Homeless Shelter. Get

Douglaston Civic Association  •  917-862-3286  •  douglaston.civic.association@gmail.com  •  PO Box 630222, Douglaston, NY 11363