Mayor Adams announces quality-of-life improvements, new affordable homeownership opportunities in southeast Queens


Mayor Eric Adams on Wednesday, March 9, announced two major milestone projects that will improve infrastructure and quality of life while tackling the affordable housing crisis in southeast Queens.

The mayor and New York City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams — both of whom grew up in the area — celebrated the completion of a $50 million project delivering more than six miles of new sewers and water mains to alleviate flooding of homes and streets in Rochdale under budget. They also kicked off the construction of “Habitat Net Zero,” a project that will turn 13 dilapidated homes previously owned by the NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA) into 16 green homes for affordable homeownership.