Queens councilman looks to bring transparency to Department of Homeless Services


Queens Councilman Robert Holden introduced a bill last week that would require the city’s Department of Homeless Services (DHS) to post an interactive map on its website with information related to shelters across the city.

According to Holden, this bill will provide essential information, which will include addresses and the populations of each shelter. DHS would exclude information about certain shelters from the map due to security concerns.