The Bloomberg administration says its proposed Hunters Point South development on the East River in Queens is the city’s largest middle-income housing development since the early 1970s and an important response to high housing costs.
But church groups, housing advocates and community groups say that the plan goes too far in benefiting middle-class households at the expense of lower-income ones. Only families earning between $55,000 and $158,000 are eligible for units, and about half the households in Queens report income less than that.
On Thursday, the debate will come to a head when the City Council votes on the 30-acre development in Long Island City.
Disputed Queens Housing Faces a Vote This Week