Queens officials join Jackson Heights tenants displaced by fire to call for ‘dignified, compassionate’ return to their homes

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Several Queens elected officials joined more than 60 tenants and their families who were displaced by a massive fire in Jackson Heights to call for a “dignified and compassionate” return to their homes on Monday, April 12.

Monday’s press conference took place in front of 89-07 34th Ave., the six-story building where the eight-alarm fire broke out last week, and was organized by its tenants association, 89th Street Tenants Unidos. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, state Senator Jessica Ramos, Assemblywoman Jessica González-Rojas, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards and a representative from Councilman Daniel Dromm’s office stood with the tenants as they spoke about their devastating loss and need for long-term support.

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