The recent letter in Port News from Roberta Nixon, vice chair North Hempstead Housing Authority (NHHA), clarifies the questions. She deserves our applause for accomplishing this goal. It is a pleasure to see the new units at Harbor Homes. It was a good decision to start anew.
It was also a great idea to keep families with school age children in Port. This took a lot of planning. I had wondered why the complex was one-half demolished while the other half remained. Building of the housing is almost complete and the children continued their education in Port schools without interruption.
No, we do not want Harbor Homes residents to be treated as second class citizens or as an afterthought. New Cassel Affordable Housing is needed by other Nassau County residents. Kudos and thank you to Roberta Nixon. Port is home to all of us.
The Port community can be proud of the new and beautiful housing. We are fortunate and grateful for the NHHA and Roberta Nixon for fair play, open books and considerable efforts to bring Harbor Homes to a successful completion. Harbor Homes enhances our town and threats by Supervisor Kaiman to reduce the town's subsidy do not reflect tolerance, compassion or faith in our community spirit.