June 11, 2021 By Allie Griffin
A group of Jackson Heights residents who lost their homes in an April fire are demanding the city extend their temporary housing at hotels.
Residents represented by the 89th Street Unidos Association held a rally Thursday to demand the NYC Department of Housing and Preservation (HPD) extend their hotel stays through September. Currently the residents must leave the hotel rooms they’ve been provided on June 20.
HPD put the residents of two buildings at 89-07 and 89-11 34th Ave. up in hotels after an eight-alarm fire tore through the buildings on April 6.