Parking lot will be turned to senior affordable housing
The City Council wants to turn a municipal parking lot in Astoria into a 100+ unit senior affordable housing building.
Councilman Costa Constantinides and Speaker Corey Johnson made the announcement at a town hall last week.
The latest city budget included $500 million for the Department of Housing Preservation and Development to fund six senior affordable housing projects across the city.
One of them is the site at 31st Street and Broadway.
The need is definitely there. More than 22,000 residents are on the waitlist for senior affordable housing in this district alone.