Jackson Heights Council candidate introduces proposal for city response to help vacated tenants

In the weeks that followed an eight-alarm fire that destroyed a Jackson Heights apartment building on April 6, displacing more than 150 families, the city’s response has come under scrutiny.

According to the Red Cross, nearly 500 people were made homeless by the blaze and while some found shelter with relatives or friends, 98 families required emergency lodging from the city.

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