GLBT senior housing legislation proposed for Bay Shore complex

Proposed legislation to build affordable senior apartments for gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender friendly residents, was introduced by Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and other lawmakers in Bay Shore Tuesday.



Organizers call the housing project the first of its kind in the tri-state area. The complex would include 50 units and a community center.



Long Island GLBT services came up with the idea of creating gay-friendly senior housing as a way of combating prejudice in their golden years.



The housing project would be funded by federal and private funds, and is expected to take about two years to complete.



The legislation introduced will be on the floor for a vote of the full Suffolk County Legislature on Nov. 18.



 


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