6. Explore the potential for new affordable and senior housing on NYCHA properties
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In close collaboration with residents from these developments, it may be possible to examine whether existing NYCHA parking lots are appropriate for the creation of more age-friendly senior housing for existing residents. This could open up new public housing units for low-income families. In addition, this exploration could explore the creation of spaces for community-serving retail and services, to counter the loss of retail serving NYCHA residents (such as affordable grocery stores and laundromats) due to gentrification.