Sunday, May 08, 2016

A Ghetto?

There are some people who see this as ghettoizing us while others see it as a great idea.
NYCHA To Build LBGT Senior Housing At Ingersoll Houses
Kings County Politics
May 6, 2016

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s NextGeneration plan to sell off NYCHA property to pay for additional services to the cash-strapped agency is kicking off at the Ingersoll Houses in Fort Greene with a 16-story building holding 145 affordable apartments earmarked for seniors from the LBGT community.

NYCHA along with the City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) yesterday announced the plan along with construction of affordable apartments for individuals and families on the Van Dyke Houses parking lot in Brownsville.

BFC Partners was chosen as the developers of the Ingersoll project through a competitive request for proposals (RFP), and Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) was chosen as the non-profit to provide a range of community services at the site.

“We are honored and excited to be partnering with SAGE to deliver New York City’s first senior housing project designed to accommodate the LGBT Community,” said Don Capoccia, Partner of BFC Partners. “I commend NYCHA for their vision in recognizing the opportunity this project presents, and for their determination to keep New York City in the forefront of innovative housing models.”
So what do you think? Ghetto or heaven?

I think it is a great idea because it gives us a choice. Those who want to be able to be themselves and not to worry about what other people think and be a safe haven can stay there while others who do not think that way can live somewhere else. But at least it is a choice.

Would you chose to live there?



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