Press | January 23, 2019

Queens Community Board Approves Our Design for LGBTQ Homeless Teen Housing


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Community Board 1 approves plan for LGBTQ homeless teen housing facility in Astoria
by Alejandra O’Connell-Domenech, Queens Courier



Community Board 1 unanimously agreed allow the variances sought by Magnusson Architecture Planning for a new building next door to St. Andrew’s Church in Astoria — a new housing facility for homeless LGBTQ teens.


“What a great message to send to the nation,” said Brendan Fay, an Astoria resident and founder of the Lavender and Green Alliance, an organization of Irish lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, at the Jan. 15 full-board meeting. For Fay, the community board’s decision was a historic moment for LGBTQ teens who make up a high number of homeless young people. Continue reading…