CPC Assists Tenants of 85 Bowery
On January 19, 2018, CPC's Multi-Social Services staff provided great assistance to the residents of 85 Bowery during their time of need. On the evening of January 18, 2018, residents of the 85 Bowery tenement building were forced to evacuate their apartments after the building's stairway was deemed too structurally unsound by the NYC Department of Buildings. Since the building was rendered uninhabitable, the displaced residents had to rely on the City to find temporary housing for them. The NYC Housing & Preservation Department (HPD) worked with Red Cross to arrange for temporary housing but they were in need of translators to communicate with the residents.
CPC was contacted by the Mayor's Office and NY State Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou's Office to provide language assistance. The staff spent Friday afternoon and stayed into the evening providing residents with language assistance and temporary housing support along side HPD and Red Cross. The staff also took the time to assess and provide additional support services to the residents, which was greatly appreciated by all parties.
"This is another example of the amazing work which CPC has done for 53 years. Every day, CPC addresses the needs of the Chinese American, immigrant, and low-income communities of New York City. When crisis happens, like it did for the tenants of 85 Bowery, CPC steps up and helps individuals who are in need." said Wayne Ho, President & CEO of CPC.