South Jamaica Houses is a low-income New York City Housing Authority development in South Jamaica, Queens. It is bordered by South Road, 109th Ave & 159th to 160th Street. South Jamaica Houses consists of 2 separate complexes, South Jamaica I & South Jamaica II. They combine for 27 buildings, 1038 apartments which house 2,559 people. South Jamaica is also known as the 40 Projects, which is believed to be tabbed, because of nearby P.S. 40.
Pictured is the South Jamaica Housing Authority sign located at the corner of 160th & South Road, considered as the back street to the housing complex.
South Jamaica Houses Resident Green Committee meets regularly, working to make the community a greener and more sustainable place to live.
The History section is in collaboration with Steve Vazquez of Queenscapes.