NYCHA Lease Plan Resident Engagement Meeting - Meltzer Tower - More than 75 residents from Meltzer Towers heard details in the two-hour meeting on NYCHA’s plan to lease land for affordable and market-rate housing development. Commissioner López and NYCHA’s Real Estate and Development staff outlined NYCHA's funding shortfalls to residents of this seniors-only development, and how there are $10 million in capital needs for Meltzer Towers. Meltzer Resident Association President Thelma Yearwood told residents that they needed this information to understand how they can make sure "we can spend the rest of our days here." Three residents, including two who said they were with the activist group GOLES (Good Old Lower East Side), encouraged resident engagement, which Commissioner López said would be the case. Another Meltzer resident, who spoke in Cantonese and was translated, cheered NYCHA for bringing details of the proposal to them.
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