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25 Sep, 2020 | News

Community Leaders Visit the Future Site of New Affordable Senior Housing in Astoria, Queens

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, September 28, 2020 

Contact:  Lucy.Garrido-Mota@ccbq.org
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Community Leaders Visit the Future Site of New Affordable Senior Housing in Astoria, Queens

In late September, Monsignor Alfred LoPinto, President and Chief Executive Officer, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens and Costa Constantinides, Council Member, District 22, Astoria, Queens, visited the future site of the new Catholic Charities Bishop Valero Residence, a $62 million development to provide 102 units of affordable apartments for low-income seniors and formerly homeless adults with supportive services in Astoria, Queens. The Catholic Charities Bishop Valero Residence will be a six-story, 84,900 square foot building with on-site supportive social services for residents featuring a 6,400 square foot, 200-seat capacity community senior center on the ground floor of the building provided and operated by Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services, an affiliate agency of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens. With 102 residential units and one superintendent’s unit, the building will be a 100 percent affordable residence for seniors with 30 percent of the building reserved for formerly homeless seniors with severe mental illness.

The programming for the Peter J. Dellamonica Senior Center, which Catholic Charities currently operates in the Astoria community will relocate to the Bishop Valero Residence, will include daily hot meals made on-site, educational forums, fitness classes, and senior case management and referral services. In sum, the Bishop Valero Residence will provide much needed affordable senior housing and services for NYC residents to live safely, comfortably, and independently in the vibrant community of Astoria.

The project will be built on the former parking lot of the current Catholic Charities Catherine Sheridan Senior Housing, which is located directly across the street on 31st Road in the Astoria community of Queens.

In the photo above: (r. to l.) Monsignor Alfred LoPinto, President and Chief Executive Officer, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens and Costa Constantinides, Council Member, District 22, Astoria, Queens, visit the future site of the new Catholic Charities Bishop Valero Residence, a $62 million development to provide 102 units of affordable apartments for low-income seniors and formerly homeless adults with supportive services in Astoria, Queens.

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About Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples (CCPOP) Development Corporation

Since 1975, Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples Development Corporation, the affordable housing developer of Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, Inc. and has been transforming vacant land and buildings into affordable housing units and transforming the lives of individuals and families. In the past 44 years, Catholic Charities Progress of Peoples Development Corporation has completed more than 4,330 units with supportive services for seniors, families, the formerly homeless, those with HIV and those struggling with mental illness. Family and senior housing buildings are a priority, and Catholic Charities remains committed to creating homes throughout Brooklyn and Queens. For 120 years, Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens, Inc. has been providing quality social services to the neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Queens, and currently offers 160-plus programs and services for children, youth, adults, older adults, and those struggling with mental illness.

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