Patch Poll: Do you Agree With Placing a Homeless Shelter at the Hidden Cove Motel?

Let your fellow readers know.

The will soon be catering to area homeless through a deal that was signed six weeks ago with a Yonkers-based shelter management company, Community Housing innovations, a sub-contractor for Suffolk County.

The deal has many area Hampton Bays residents up in arms.

Patch wants to know: Do you agree with placing a homeless shelter at the Hidden Cove Motel?

Feel free to respond to the poll or comment below.

Boo November 29, 2011 at 11:36 AM
Its not the shelter I'm opposed to but the fact that the County is using a private company to oversee it. When only the dollars matter it is sure to be a disaster. The privatization of government services in America doesn't work.
Alan Rodriguez November 29, 2011 at 02:16 PM
Once again Hampton Bays and it's residents are being used as a dumping ground for Government waste and social programs by the county. It is being done without thought or concern to the impact to the local residents, town services or school district. The fact that the company administering the program is not even located on Long Island demonstrates the insensitivity and stupidity of our county government. When this was done a few years ago, it caused added expense to Southampton town, a drain on town services, added demand to the Hampton Bays schools, an increase in crime, graffiti, and a great deal of concern and difficulty to area residents. Once again the brain trust running the county has decided to partner with out of area subcontactors and greedy motel owners to implement an ill conceived idea of social engineering by placing the homeless in what they perceive to be the affluent community of the Hamptons. This was evidenced by the county Director's quote that to whom much is given, much is expected. It is well past the time that Suffolk County stop wasting taxpayer's resources and imposing on local communities by renting motel rooms as defacto homeless shelters. If they cannot see the need to create a cost effective, viable shelter system, they lack the sense to administer any programs. If they are incapable of structuring a viable shelter system they are so grossly incompetent as to merit their dismissal and replacement by comepetent pesrons immediately.


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