FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June occupancy expected for groundbreaking development anchored by a new 8,000 square foot LGBT Network Community Center and 66 affordable housing units
BAY SHORE, NY (March 31, 2021) – The lottery for the much-anticipated LGBT/LGBT-friendly affordable senior housing development in downtown Bay Shore, the first of its kind on Long Island, is now open and accepting applications for eligible seniors. The groundbreaking development one block north of Main Street on Park Avenue will feature 66 rental units and will be anchored by a brand-new state of the art LGBT Network community center. Occupancy is expected in June for eligible seniors ages 55 and older.
“The new LGBT senior affordable housing development is a very important project and turning point for our regions LGBT seniors. We often hear that our elders are left out, discriminated against and their relationships and lives go unrecognized and are discounted. This is all about our LGBT elders being able to age gracefully without fear of discrimination and to show how their lives are valued and celebrated. We need to take care of them as it was our elder generation who fought so hard for the rights we all have today.” Said David Kilmnick, President/CEO, LGBT Network.
Just one block from Bay Shore’s Main Street retail shops, restaurants and medical services, the property will feature Long Island’s first dedicated LGBT Senior Center, an 8,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility that will provide a full range of support, advocacy and case management services and programs related to arts, culture, fitness, food, nutrition, health and wellness. The development will have 63 one-bedroom and 3 two-bedroom affordable housing units with fully equipped kitchens and baths, laundry room on each floor, security and many other amenities.
Seniors can download the application at www.lgbtnetwork.org/housing and must submit no later than May 3rd, 2021. A special live Housing Application Workshop and Town Hall will be held on Tuesday April 6th at 11am with experts providing guidance and information on filling out and submitting affordable housing applications. Register online at lgbtnetwork.org/housing.