CROWN HEIGHTS — The public will have a chance to get questions answered about a proposed homeless shelter for families on Rogers Avenue this Thursday night.
City officials from the mayor’s office and the Department of Homeless Services will come to a Crown Heights school April 6 to give residents information about the project at 267 Rogers Ave., which will house 132 families in a newly constructed residential building between Carroll and Crown streets.
The shelter, to be run by Queens-based operator Samaritan Village, is set to open in May and will share space with affordable housing tenants who will use 20 percent of the new building’s apartments, the city has said.
The plan has already taken heat from a local block association which, along with Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo, demanded the city create low-income housing at the property, not transitional housing.
The shelter is one of 90 proposed by the mayor as part of an overhaul of DHS facilities.
The public meeting about the shelter hosted by Brooklyn Community Board 9 will take place Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at P.S. 161 located at 330 Crown St. between Nostrand and New York avenues, according to an event flier from the board. For more information, contact CB9 at (718) 778-9279.
Correction: This story has been updated with the correct date for the meeting. It will take place April 6, not March 6.