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.

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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.

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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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