2005-09-02 / Community

Renovations For Human Resources Center

State Senator Malcolm A. Smith announced on August 25 that the Human Resources Administration held a kick-off ceremony for the renovation of its Rockaway Center, located at 219 Beach 59 Street.

“The HRA is working to serve the people of the Rockaways in the most effective and efficient manner possible, and these renovations will accomplish that goal,” Senator Smith noted.

Renovation work is scheduled to start in October, and will be completed in approximately three months. During that time, every effort will be made to accommodate the need of clients receiving public assistance, food stamps and Medicaid in the Center area, and the HRA operations will relocate to several different buildings.

Applications for Medicaid and other emergencies will be handled at the Food Stamp Office at 520 Beach 20 Street in Rockaway, recertification and employment services will take place at the Euclid Job Center on 404 Pine Street in Brooklyn, undercare cases will be served at Elmhurst Hospital at 79-01 Broadway and the Jamaica Medicaid Office at 90-75 Sutphin Boulevard, both located in Queens.

HRA’s renovation plan calls for the creation of a modern, professional office space, the latest in computer systems, information kiosks and electronic message boards.

“In early 2006, the people of the Rockaways will get their first look at the building. It will be well worth the wait,” Senator Smith said.

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