$17 Million In Budget Allocated To Save NYCHA Community And Senior Centers

The budget agreement reached by the City Council and the de Blasio Administration yesterday will protect New York City’s growing aging population by securing $17 million to keep 57 NYCHA Community and Senior Centers open.  The Chronicle reported last week on Bronx City Council members rallying to keep the centers open.

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“NYCHA operated community centers are vital to the thousands of seniors and youth that turn to them every day for services and support,” said Council Member Ritchie Torres, Chair of the Council Committee on Public Housing, pictured above last week at the aforementioned rally. “The council’s decision to allocate funding to continue these critical services for another year demonstrates a strong commitment to essential social services, and an investment in our public safety and long-term wellbeing,”

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