NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Hundreds of people turned out Thursday in Brooklyn to rally against plans to build a homeless shelter.

Advocates said the shelter is being built in their Sunset Park neighborhood without input from the community.

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They said they understand homeless people need housing, but that it should come with planning that includes residents who already live there.

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The city plans to build the shelter on Eighth Avenue and 65th Street.

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In response to the protest, the Department of Social Services said they are working with neighbors and not-for-profit groups to ensure “a warm welcome.”

CBSNewYork Team