Queens council members introduce bill studying community nonprofits as shelter intake centers


Council members Sandra Ung, Linda Lee, Tiffany Caban and Rita Joseph introduced legislation requiring the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) to make a report on the feasibility of partnering with community-based nonprofit organizations that could accept and process shelter intake applications for families with children.

The law proposed on June 2 would help create more intake centers for families outside of the Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing (PATH) intake center in the Bronx.