Governor Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced that $12.7 million has been awarded to Concern Logan Housing Development on Pitkin Avenue in East New York to produce 66 affordable new apartments.
The funding is part of $104 million earmarked and approved by Governor Hochul to create or preserve 864 affordable homes in 16 separate developments across New York that will offer free or low-cost broadband Internet and energy efficient amenities.
The initiative is part of the State's goal to expand the housing supply in every region, fight homelessness, help close the digital divide for lower-income households and achieve an 85 percent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Of the 66 affordable homes in East New York, 40 are reserved for individuals with mental health illnesses who will have access to on-site supportive services. Fifteen of the supportive homes will be given preference to veterans.
"Expanding the housing supply is the cornerstone of my $25 billion, five-year housing plan, and today's awards will move us one step closer toward achieving our goal of making New York a more affordable place for all," Hochul said.
"With sustainable designs, on-site supportive services, and expanded access to free or low-cost broadband internet, we're not just building homes with these awards; we're creating vibrant, more enduring communities."
All 16 projects are required to meet green building standards as part of Homes and Community Renewal's efforts to achieve the goals set by the New York State Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. The CLCPA, the most ambitious climate and energy plan in the nation, requires an 85 percent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by 2050 and eventually net zero emissions across all sectors of the economy.
Other awards announced include:
$7.3 million for The Riverview Apartments in the village of Corinth, Saratoga County.
$6 million for Elmer Gardens in the city of Schenectady's Eastern Avenue neighborhood.
Central New York
- $5.5 million for the Wheat Street Apartments in the village of Cayuga, Cayuga County.
- $5.3 million for Community View Apartments in the village of Morrisville, Madison County.
- $10.7 million for the Baird Road Senior Apartments in the town of Perinton, Monroe County.
- $1.1 million for School House Manor in the village of Oakfield in Genesee County.
$3.1 million for Baldwin Commons in the hamlet of Baldwin in the town of Hempstead, Nassau County.
$3 million for 41-51 Maple in the village of Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester County.
$4.9 million for Artspace Utica Lofts in the city of Utica.
New York City
- $16.2 million for Boone Avenue Apartments in the Bronx.
- $12.7 million for Concern Logan on Pitkin Avenue in Brooklyn.
- $6.9 million for Freedom Village on East 2nd Street in Manhattan's Bowery neighborhood.
$6.5 million for Saranac Lofts in the village of Saranac Lake, Franklin County.
$6 million for Village Grove in the village of Trumansburg, Tompkins County.
Western New York
- $5 million for Mt. Olive Senior Manor on the city of Buffalo's East Side. Mt.
- $4 million for Victoria Place in the village of Kenmore, Erie County.
For more details on the awards, visit HCR's website.