Homeless Shelter Protests: How It Feels On the Other Side Of the Door
An article in The Brooklyn Ink featured BFL CEO Paul Feuerstein:
Not all shelter openings are protested. Barrier Free Living, a homeless shelter for mentally ill homeless people in the Lower East Side opened in 1990 and renovated an old, burnt-down building. In essence, the shelter helped the neighborhood look better while helping the homeless, said Paul Feuerstein, the shelter’s CEO. “There was a certain level of sympathy in terms of what we are doing. We so far have been in a place where we have had a good relationship with the neighborhood,” Feuerstein said.