Locations discussed: Jamaica, Queens, NY | Shelters for the homeless

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Date: Time Period: 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20444
Description: Yama talks about raising his kids in the shelter. He discusses how they got special treatment because his kids are cute. He thinks that growing up in the shelter is detrimental for them. He credits th ... More
Date: Time Period: 2011 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22116
Description: Jamaica Residence is a non-cooking facility. A lot of the private shelters are regular apartments. You're not allowed to have hot places. Janet Miles and her family have been in the Jamaica Residence ... More
Date: Time Period: 2000 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20448
Description: Yama talks about his activities and his experiences living in the shelter, including the violence he has seen during his time there.
Date: Time Period: 2000s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:20452
Description: Yama talks about how he moved to Queens. He talks about his first couple of years living in the homeless shelter and the environment there.
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