Controversial housing project on NYC H+H/Jacobi campus moving closer to a reality

The vacant building at 1900 Seminole Ave. on the New York City Health + Hospitals/Jacobi’s campus is one step closer to serving as supportive housing for formerly incarcerated people with complex medical issues and affordable housing.
The development overlooking the Morris Park neighborhood is known as the Just Home Project and is making its way to the City Council to be voted on in the coming months. Council Member Kristy Marmorato told News 12 last week that she is going to do all she can to prevent this project from becoming set in stone.
Marmorato is not alone in this stance – the project has received its fair share of pushback from residents who say the addition of this supportive housing would lead to an increase in crime in the community.
New York City Health + Hospitals says that the Just Home Project is necessary to house people with nowhere to go, and nonprofit Open Hearts backs this project.
The date for the City Council to vote on the Just Home Project hasn’t been set. If approved, the project could be ready to receive tenants by 2026.