Affordable housing giant L+M Development Partners has struck a major hiring deal with Laborers’ Local 79, the biggest laborers’ Local in North America.

It will give the job of building and renovating 3,200 affordable apartments in Harlem, East New York and the Bronx to more of the people who live there and pay them $40 per hour, along with healthcare and retirement benefits.

“With this agreement, we’re setting a new precedent for how to build permanently affordable housing with union labor, hire locally and create more pathways to the middle class in low-income communities of color,” said Mike Prohaska, business manager of Laborers’ Local 79.

Affordable housing giant L+M Development Partners has struck a major hiring deal with Laborers’ Local 79, the biggest laborers’ Local in North America.

It will give the job of building and renovating 3,200 affordable apartments in Harlem, East New York and the Bronx to more of the people who live […]

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