Jamaica low-income housing plan gets axed

TRD New York /
Jan.January 17, 2011 10:12 AM

A non-profit organization has canceled its plans to build a $50 million apartment complex for formerly homeless and low-income individuals less than a week before its scheduled presentation before Jamaica’s Community Board 12, the Daily News reported. The proposal, by Manhattan-based Common Ground, had drawn mixed opinions from community leaders, some of whom had argued that southeastern Jamaica does not need another homeless shelter. “We have nothing against homelessness, because that can happen to any of us,” said Yvonne Reddick, district manager for CB12. “Investments are being made to enhance our downtown corridor, but we continue to get shelters.” Still, Common Ground had insisted that the project was not a shelter. The proposal had called for 133 studio apartments for formerly homeless individuals and 89 units for individuals making less than $32,000 per year. A spokesperson for Common Ground, which also runs a transitional housing facility in the neighborhood as well as projects in Westchester and Connecticut, said community opposition was not the “overriding issue” in the sudden decision to cancel of the project, but added that “we hope there will be other opportunities in Queens.” [NYDN]


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
New York City Council member Stephen Levin and New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson (Levin by Andy Katz/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images, Johnson by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for Housing Works, iStock)

Council bill would house homeless in hotels

Council bill would house homeless in hotels
U.S. District Judge David Carter finishes presiding over a closed hearing to discuss possible immediate solutions to the Skid Row (Credit: (Photo by Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images; Wikipedia)

Judge hauls LA officials to Skid Row to see lackluster coronavirus response

Judge hauls LA officials to Skid Row to see lackluster coronavirus response
A homeless person walks by Time Square in the look for shelter (Photo by Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images)

“There’s no plan:” Homeless brace for coronavirus

“There’s no plan:” Homeless brace for coronavirus
New York officials announced six new cases of coronavirus in six separate homeless shelters. (Photo by Jeenah Moon/Getty Images)

Coronavirus hits New York’s homeless shelters

Coronavirus hits New York’s homeless shelters
DSS commissioner Steven Banks with 148 West 124th Street (left) and 79 East 125th Street (right) (Credit: Google Maps and Getty Images)

City will convert 14 apartment buildings into housing for homeless

City will convert 14 apartment buildings into housing for homeless
HUD Secretary Carson: Religious orgs should rescue homeless

HUD Secretary Carson: Religious orgs should rescue homeless

HUD Secretary Carson: Religious orgs should rescue homeless
City Council Speaker Corey Johnson (Credit: Getty Images)

Landlords cheer CoJo’s plan for homeless, but warn of problems

Landlords cheer CoJo’s plan for homeless, but warn of problems
Carl Heastie highlighted homelessness and housing affordability in remarks to open the 2020 session (Credit: Facebook, Getty Images)

Heastie drills down on homelessness, affordable housing

Heastie drills down on homelessness, affordable housing
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...