(DNAINFO) Katie Honan | November 5, 2015 More than two thirds of the new affordable housing planned for Queens will be built on the Rockaway peninsula, a flood zone still trying to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy.
Of the 500 units proposed in seven construction projects in Queens, 64 percent — 319 — will be in Rockaway.
The three projects include a 154-unit apartment for seniors in Bayswater, a 101-unit building in Edgemere and a 64-unit apartment building in Rockaway Beach.
Other borough projects are in Jamaica, Rochdale and South Jamaica.
Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to build or save 200,000 units of affordable housing in a decade, and the city is currently embarking on a massive rezoning to help meet its goal.