“Even with stable housing, a well-paying job, and food security, diabetes mellitus can be difficult to manage. For New Yorkers who don’t know when their next meal will be or where they’ll sleep on any given night, managing diabetes can feel impossible.”
The New York District Council of Carpenters issued a statement opposing the plan, saying they would not receive enough work on 349-unit project proposed for The Bronx. Their stance was counter to several other influential labor leaders who have spoken in favor of the project for the jobs and new housing it will create.
During the most recent fiscal year, just 16 percent of New Yorkers approved by the city for supportive housing were actually placed with an apartment. More than half of the 7,426 eligible applicants during that time were never even referred for an interview, according to data recently published by the city’s Department of Social Services (DSS).