Community Board 5 will conduct a public hearing in Middle Village tonight, Thursday, May 22, regarding the proposal by Samaritan Village to the NYC Department of Homeless Services, to provide transitional housing services for 125 families at 78-16 Cooper Ave. in Glendale.
This public hearing will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the auditorium of Christ the King High School, which is located at 68-02 Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village.
Board 5 District Manager Gary Giordano asks that anyone who plans to attend the hearing take public transportation, since parking in the school parking lot is very limited, especially with other activities being conducted.
In notifying Board 5 of their proposal, Tino Hernandez, president of Samaritan Village, wrote that under their proposal they would provide an array of on-site services and off-site service linkages to provide 125 families with the needed assistance for them to return to and maintain independent living.
He told Board 5 that this would include administration, case management, and housing and employment counseling. According to Hernandez, off-site service linkages would include primary healthcare, vocational training, employment placement, GED instruction, legal services, and instruction in both personal finance and household management.
Martinez reportedly stated that on-site security will be provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure a safe and secure environment, and that facility rules and regulations will be established. These would include access control, visitation and curfew policies that will be strictly enforced with congregating and loitering by residents not permitted.
Anyone wishing to speak is urged to register in advance. Speakers can register by sending an email to [email protected], or by calling the Board 5 office at 1-718-366-1834.