‘We demand dignified treatment’: Jackson Heights tenants displaced by fire call for emergency housing extension

Dozens of families of the Jackson Heights apartment building that went up in flames two months ago are calling on the city to extend their emergency hotel stay, allowing them more time to find affordable housing near their neighborhood.

More than 100 families and neighbors gathered outside of 89-07 34th Ave. in Jackson Heights on Thursday, June 10, for a press conference organized by the building’s tenants union, 89 Street Tenants Unidos, and Love Wins Food Pantry.

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