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State funding enables local affordable housing projects to proceed

State funding enables local affordable housing projects to proceed

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Three local supportive, affordable housing projects were among six developments across New York that will share in $30.6 million in funding, the latest allotment from the state’s Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance’s Homeless Housing and Assistance Program.

HELP Development Corp. was awarded $7.9 million for it’s Rochester project that will create 80 units of permanent supportive housing for veterans and their families, individuals who had been incarcerated and individuals with serious mental illness or a substance use disorder.

The HHAP program is critical to allowing supportive housing developers like us to create critical and important housing,” HELP Development Corp. president David Cleghorn said in a news release. “We thank Governor (Kathy) Hochul and the dedicated staff at OTDA for their support of these projects. We would not be able to build them without these critical dollars.”

DePaul Properties, Inc. is receiving $5.5 million for construction in Rochester of 35 units of permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless as well as seniors.

“We look forward to changing even more lives for individuals in Rochester by offering housing stability for the most vulnerable populations including those who are chronically homeless and senior citizens,” DePaul president Mark Fuller said.

PathStone, in collaboration with the YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County and the Gates Presbyterian Church, has received $3.1 million for construction of 45 units of supportive housing in Gates. The facility will help individuals with a substance use disorder, serious mental illness and survivors of domestic violence and their children.

Churchview Commons will create 45 energy efficient new homes and this funding is an important milestone in addressing a need in the community and bringing the development to reality,” PathStone Corp. president and CEO Alex Castro said.

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