July 9, 2012
The Ali Forney Center will receive $3.3 million from the city of New York to renovate city property into a homeless LGBT youth center, according to a statement released Monday. The City Council and Manhattan borough president Scott Stringer have designated $3.3 million in funding to renovate 222 E. 13th St., a property in Manhattan's East Village neighborhood, into the Bea Arthur Residence for Homeless LGBT Youth. The property is currently owned by the New York City Department of Housing and Preservation and Development, which will transfer ownership to the Ali Forney Center and the Cooper Square Committee, a community organization that advocates "affordable and environmentally healthy housing," before renovations can begin.
Great news for the Ali Forney Center!