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Plan to Expand UWS Homeless Shelter Would Add 280 Affordable Units

(DNAINFO)  Emily Frost | February 25, 2016 The West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing hopes to begin construction in June 2017.

A local nonprofit plans to expand its homeless shelter and create 280 affordable units by razing three city-owned parking garages and erecting two new buildings on West 108th Street.

The West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing (WSFSSH) wants to construct the new buildings along the north side of West 108th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues, with the Anibal Aviles Playground sandwiched in between.

None of the buildings’ studio, one- and two-bedroom units would be market-rate, and they’d serve a mix of seniors, singles and families who meet different income thresholds, said WSFSSH Executive Director Paul Freitag. At least one group of applicants would have to make 60 percent of the area median income (AMI), with the income eligibility requirements going down from there, he said.

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