Sen. Biaggi Holding Town Hall On Proposed Homeless Shelter At 6661 Broadway in Riverdale

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State Senator Alessandra Biaggi will be holding town hall to discuss the proposed homeless shelter at 6661 Broadway in Riverdale. The purpose of the town hall is to provide any information that her office has regarding the proposed shelter program and answer any questions or concerns that the community may have. The Department of Homeless Services Administrator, Jocelyn Carter, will also be present.

“We seek to host a welcoming space for the community to come together to have an open and honest discussion,” Biaggi shared with Black Westchester 

The town hall will be held on Monday, December 13th on Zoom at 5:30pm ET. The community can RSVP and submit any questions in advance using this form. After RSVP-ing, teh Senator’s office will send a Zoom link Monday morning.

“I look forward to speaking with you all about this proposed shelter and answering any questions that you may have,” Sen Biaggi added.

The proposed men’s homeless shelter in North Riverdale earned two new advocates in November: Alessandra Biaggi and Jamaal Bowman. Biaggi is supporting the planned facility at 6661 Broadway that is expected to house more than 100 single men by 2023, declaring that “housing is a human right.”

“Riverdale has always been a community devoted to lending a helping hand and assisting those in need,” Biaggi said in a statement about the larger community as a whole. “These deeply rooted principles make me proud to represent Riverdale and are core values underlying my support for the newly proposed homeless shelter at 6661 Broadway. 

“Homelessness is an epidemic that will take all of us to end, and our community can — and should — be a part of the solution.”

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Senator Biaggi’s office at biaggi@nysenate.gov or by calling 718-822-2049.

AJ Woodson

AJ Woodson is the Editor-In-Chief of Black Westchester and Co-Owner of Urban Soul Media Group, the parent company, Host & Producer of the People Before Politics Radio Show. AJ is a Father, Brother, An Author, Journalism Fellow (Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism), Hip-Hop Artist - one third of the legendary underground rap group JVC FORCE known for the single Strong Island, Radio Personality, Hip-Hop Historian, Documentarian, Activist, Criminal Justice Advocate and Freelance Journalist whose byline has appeared in several print publications and online sites including The Source, Vibe, the Village Voice, Upscale, Sonicnet.com, Launch.com, Rolling Out Newspaper, Daily Challenge Newspaper, Spiritual Minded Magazine, Word Up! Magazine, On The Go Magazine and several others.

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