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Op-Ed: Affordable Housing in Flushing is Possible
Op-Ed: Affordable Housing in Flushing is Possible

July 1, 2022 By Jerry Lo, Yi (Andy) Chen and Hailing Chen

The Flushing community is at a pivotal moment when it comes to the future of affordable housing in our neighborhood.

As we continue to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic crisis, New York’s housing stock continues to be insufficient and unaffordable for many middle-class, immigrant families. We must combat feelings of powerlessness and hopelessness with a drive for creative, alternative solutions that will uplift families, seniors, small business owners, and entire communities.

Mayor Eric Adams has rightfully recognized this challenge and earlier this month unveiled his plan to address the housing crisis, noting “housing cannot be a privilege, it’s the key to living a healthy lifestyle. Safe, stable, and affordable housing is fundamental to our prosperity.”

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