Press Release

July 24, 2016
Elmhurst United press release pertaining to the renewal of the Pan Am family homeless shelter contract

2017-07-24 Pan Am Contract Registered

June 29, 2016
Senator Avella Stands Against Sex OffenderPlacement in Family Homeless Shelters pdf

Avella press release 6 28 16

June 18, 2016
Congresswoman Grace Meng, State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, State Senator Jose Peralta and State Assemblymember Francisco Moya letter to Commissioner Banks of DHS pdf

Congress State Senate letter on Pan-Am Sex Offender

February 13, 2016
STATEMENT FROM ELMHURST UNITED REGARDING REGISTRATION OF PAN AM CONTRACT

The Community of Elmhurst and members of Elmhurst United are disappointed by Comptroller Scott Stringer’s decision to register the Pan Am shelter contract. However, we commend the Comptroller for adding provisions requiring Samaritan Daytop Village to install kitchens in each unit, a childcare center and playground as well as remediation of open violations. Since 2014, Elmhurst United has raised the issue of complying with NYC’s Administrative Code to install kitchens which is also a requirement under the Department of Homeless Services’ Request for Proposals.

For more than 18 months, the landlord and shelter operator had ample time to build these kitchens. Our expectation is that this contractual commitment will be fulfilled in an expedited manner and will include provisions to address additional fire suppressant, egress exits, asbestos and lead paint issues. In addition, the landlord and Samaritan Daytop Village should ensure that the facility meets NYC Building Codes and has effective security provisions and procedures in place to ensure that homeless residents and the Elmhurst Community are safe and protected.

Elmhurst United along with our elected officials will continue to monitor and raise issues regarding this shelter. Stay tuned for the next chapter.

September 1, 2015
For Immediate Release: Elmhurst United Praises NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer Third Rejection of the Pan Am Contract

http://www.elmhurstunited.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/eupr912015.pdf

June 23, 2015
For Immediate Release: In Response to the resubmission of Pan Am contract #CT107120151420176 to NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer
http://www.elmhurstunited.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Elmhurst-United-Final-Press-Release-Final-06-23-2015.pdf

Elmhurst United Final Press Release Final-06-23-2015

May 12, 2015
For Immediate Release: In Response to NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer Rejection of the Pan Am Contract
http://www.elmhurstunited.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/2015-05-12_EU_PR.pdf

November 17, 2014
For Immediate Release: PROPOSED PERMANENT PAN AM SHELTER VIOLATES NYC LAW