A resident of the Cooper Ave Rapid Rehousing Center turned whistleblower in September when he was harassed and attacked and started recording videos of the conditions inside. He told CBS news: “A lot of drug dealing happening around the area, people doing sexual activity over by the school right behind the shelter, and I’ve seen this all firsthand. I did my due diligence in finding my local city councilman and I reached out to him.” The assaults were deemed possible bias incidents due to the victim’s sexual orientation and are now being investigated by the NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force.