Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced that more than $23.6 million has been awarded to six housing developments in Central New York that will create 286 affordable homes.
The funding is part of more than $200 million the state is awarding to build or preserve more than 2,800 affordable apartments across New York’s 10 regions, revitalize communities, and generate $1.1 billion in economic activity.
Among the awards announced for Central New York are:
$10.9 million for Harbor View Square, Oswego.
The development complements Governor Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative by creating a four-building, 66-unit mixed-income development with 10,000 square feet of commercial/retail space in the heart of Downtown Oswego, where the Oswego River meets Lake Ontario. The development is central to the Oswego Harbor Revitalization Initiative and will include a mix of affordable and market-rate households.
And, Fight Homelessness with Supportive Housing in Scriba, Oswego County
“This investment is a significant milestone in New York’s $20 billion housing and homelessness plan, and a giant step forward in our efforts to increase access to homes for families, seniors and our most vulnerable men and women across the state,” Governor Cuomo said. “These resources will help the region build affordable, stronger, better neighborhoods for our residents for generations to come.”
The Governor’s commitment to providing all New Yorkers with access to safe, affordable housing is reflected in the state’s unprecedented $20 billion, five-year Housing Plan. The plan makes housing accessible and combats homelessness by building and preserving 112,000 units of affordable housing, and 6,000 units of supportive housing. The plan is a comprehensive approach to statewide housing issues and includes multifamily and single-family housing, community development, and rent stabilization.