Shelter deemed unsafe for children — yet organizers have over $100M in public funds

A Queens homeless-shelter operation was found to have multiple unsafe conditions that could endanger small children — but the nonprofit that runs the dingy facility was still given hundreds of millions of dollars in public money, documents obtained by The Post show. The city found that three-quarters of the inspected hotel rooms at an emergency shelter run by Childrens Community […]

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Homeless services officer attacked by city shelter resident

A city Department of Homeless Services officer was attacked by a resident as he was leaving the dangerous Wards Island shelter — one of several recent assaults there — and officers told The Post they fear an “uprising” is coming. Officer Max Astudillo had just finished the night shift at the Charles Gay shelter and was driving out of the […]

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Fence full of holes helps smugglers sneak weapons, drugs and women into notorious shelter

A sprawling homeless complex on Wards Island that houses gang members, parolees and sex offenders has gaping holes in the perimeter fence that are being used to sneak in weapons, drugs and even women, The Post has learned. The city-funded Help USA ­facility, home to about 250 men, has an NYPD-managed access-control point that is supposed to screen for any […]

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