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Daily Beast: This Could Be Manhattan’s First LGBT Elder Housing Project—If Local Residents Don’t Block It

MARCH 11, 2019 – Haven Green could be Manhattan’s first ever LGBT senior-friendly housing project. But locals fighting to block it say it would destroy the much-loved Elizabeth Street Garden.

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The New York Times: A Lush Urban Garden or Senior Citizen Housing: Which Would You Choose?

MARCH 7, 2019 – In a city where an estimated 200,000 seniors are on the waiting list for an affordable apartment, supporters of the project see the garden as a palatable sacrifice in order to house older adults on fixed incomes who are burdened with high rents or isolated in walk-ups.

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The Villager: The priority is clear: Senior housing over garden

MARCH 8, 2019 – University Settlement unequivocally supports senior affordable housing and the Haven Green project on Elizabeth St. While the choice may be a difficult one - as many land-use choices can be - our community should choose and welcome affordable housing.

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