Homeless Shelter Operator Blamed For Abrupt Evictions

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Organizers protest evictions at 941 Intervale Avenue.
On Monday morning, residents of 941 Intervale Avenue were notified they would have just 24 hours to pack all of their belongings; they were being transferred to a new shelter. Everything they wished to take with them, an impersonal letter from the Department of Homeless Services informed them, would need to fit in two plastic bags. Extra money would be available for storage if residents could provide proof they had shopped around for the best deal.


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City Gives Bronx Homeless Shelter Residents 24 Hours and Two Plastic Bags To Move Their Entire Lives

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Residents of 941 Intervale--one of a number of privately owned apartment buildings that have been turned into "cluster" homeless shelters funded by the city--were issued letters at 9 a.m. on Monday morning alerting them to the fact that tonight will be their last night in the shelter. They will have less than 24 hours to pack up all of their belongings and be prepared to move their families to an as yet undisclosed location.

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Bronx Landlords in City-Subsidized Apartment Building Giving 40 Families the Boot

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Residents of 941 Intervale Avenue in the Bronx were abruptly informed via letter on Tuesday that the building's owner, Aguila, Inc., will no longer be operating the apartment building as a city-subsidized homeless shelter, and they are being forced to leave.

The letter, just three sentences long, was scant on details. "Over the coming weeks and months, you will be provided transfer information for placement in a new shelter," it read. No specific timeline was given, but residents say case managers showed up that day to help them pack up.

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