A Hampton Bays motel will no longer be used as a homeless shelter, with 20 families living there moved to longer-term housing by Sept. 30, Suffolk County and Southampton Town officials announced Tuesday.
Hidden Cove Motel has been operated as a shelter since October 2011 by a White Plains nonprofit, Community Housing Innovations. Up to 28 families have been living at the motel complex at any time since then, officials said.
Legis. Jay Schneiderman (I-Montauk) said in a statement, “Few, if any, of the families who have stayed in the Hidden Cove Shelter are from Southampton Town or anywhere on the East End.”
John O’Neill, acting commissioner of the Department of Social Services, sent a letter Monday giving a 90-day...| read more ››