New county homeless shelter set to open in Valhalla next week

Westchester will begin moving the homeless into a new facility in Valhalla next week and close down shelters at the county airport and in Yorktown.

After months of controversy swirling around the opening of the new homeless shelter, Westchester invited the media inside the renovated warehouse on the county-owned grasslands reservation Thursday. Next week, close to 75 people will move in to the shelter. Tim O?Leary, who founded a neighborhood group opposed to the shelter called No Way, fears the homeless drop in center will also be housed in the facility. However, the county denies its moving its drop in center there.

A meeting will be held next week establishing a community board in advance of the opening of the shelter.Related Story:

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