DHS shot back, criticizing pols who "choose to distort the facts" as number of homeless families swells.
Elmhurst children yelled "shame on you" outside the newly opened Pan Am shelter.
Attacks and other incidents have sent police there at least nine times this year, records show.
More peace officers are being dispatched to patrol the shelters after an 80 percent jump in assaults.
The MTA said that it will assist in an outreach operation on the E line beginning Monday at 3 a.m.
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