There is much talk about an SRO (single-room occupancy not standing room only) proposed for the vacant lot at the corner of Fifth and Warren streets. According to information received, the proposed building would have thirty-two "studio apartments"--60 percent of which would be low-income housing and 40 percent transitional housing--on a pivotal corner of Hudson's main street and commercial thoroughfare. The developer contemplating this project is the Lantern Organization (until recently known as the Lantern Group), which describes itself as "a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to developing and operating permanent affordable and special needs housing in New York City." The president of the Lantern Organization is T. Eric Galloway, whose bio on the organization's website includes this statement: "Mr. Galloway is also active in development and renovation of historic buildings in the City of Hudson, New York."
The Lantern Organization's website provides information about the projects the not-for-profit has done in New York City. Additional background information is provided by this investigative report by the CBS affiliate in New York City, which aired on June 24, 2008. If anyone knows how the situation described in the CBS report was resolved, I would be happy to report it here.