In 2015, the Mayor Bill de Blasio administration began the Jamaica NOW Action Plan, an $153 million agenda to revitalize Jamaica, Queens, including job growth. Now, as part of that program, the real estate firm Omni New York will be transforming an under-used NYPD parking garage into an affordable housing complex.
Omni specializes in affordable housing, and has won a bid submitted to the government under the call for proposals for the Jamaica NOW projects. While the company has been accused of discriminating against tenants who apply with Section 8 vouchers, the company has no plans to slow down. The firm has plans to also develop a complex in another neighborhood in transition, the Bronx. Omni has already helped develop 6,000 affordable units throughout the city.
The new complex in Jamaica will have 350 apartments, and is made possible through a a collaboration with the city’s Economic Development Corporation, the Housing Development Corporation, and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development.
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