Brooklyn Paper – “When we learned there were two emergency shelters opening in our district, our office immediately sprung into action,” said Council Member Shahana Hanif, who represents Park Slope and the surrounding areas. “We are engaged with government partners in [the Department of Homeless Services] and [Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs] to get an accurate headcount and understanding of the facilities and services.”

The local pol began seeking out ways to aid organizations in their efforts to help support the newly arrived immigrants. 

“We are coordinating with on-the-ground organizations like the Gowanus Mutual Aid, CHiPS, and Mixteca, who we knew are serving asylum seekers in our district, to see what they needed, what they were hearing, and how we could support them,” Hanif said. [Read More]