Brooklyn residents call on mayor for low-income housing
Crown Heights and Fort Greene residents are calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to a convert soon-to-be homeless shelter into low income affordable housing.
Brooklyn residents are facing a growing housing crisis across the borough and now they are calling on the mayor for help. They want 267 Rogers Ave. to become permanent low-income housing.
"These youngsters are being shuffled from place to place. If they were to get a home that was a permanent home then their education would not be negatively impacted by moving from school to school," says retired principal Yvonne Reid.
Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo announced that she will be uniting with other neighborhoods experiencing rising rents, gentrification and housing displacement.
The city's Department of Homeless Services released a statement in response to the community's protest.
"We welcome community input as we move forward with opening this new, high-quality transitional housing facility for homeless families from the Crown Heights community that will give families with children the opportunity to be sheltered closer to schools, healthcare, houses of worship, and communities they last called home," says Isaac McGinn of the NYC Dept. of Homeless Services.