To The Editor:
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s idea to house the homeless at Creedmoor has unofficially been dropped. Now my wife and myself live a few blocks from Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in Queens Village. We therefore have been concerned over this proposal.
Now let me point out that I’m not bias against the homeless for I was homeless forty years ago and do feel their pain and loneliness and desperation. Yet temporary shelters are costly and do not solve the problem. In my opinion we need low cost permanent housing which I believe is the ultimate goal. Added to the problem some of the homeless have Psychiatric problems although at Creedmoor they have facilities to deal with those issues.
In closing I believe Gov. Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio need to come up with a plan for the homeless that comes up with a permanent solution that works for all concern and that provides descent and affordable housing.
Frederick R. Bedell Jr.,