The Pan Am Hotel emergency homeless shelter, located in Elmhurst, Queens, was converted in July to a homeless shelter, under a six month emergency contract set to expire on December 5th, 2014. However, an application submitted in November would convert the Pan Am Hotel from an emergency to permanent shelter, a practice that has become commonplace among City shelters. The conversion application has now raised serious questions about the City's desperate need for housing, quality of life issues, and a host of other problems.
WHO: Senator Tony Avella, Elmhurst United & Area Residents
WHERE: Pan American Hotel, 79-00 Queens Blvd, Elmhurst, New York
WHEN: FRIDAY, December 12th at 1:00 PM