More than $4 million has been awarded to two affordable supportive housing projects in development in Oneida County, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday.
A total of $2.1 million was awarded to the Oneida Housing Authority for the rehabilitation of the former Sylvan-Verona Beach Elementary School into 50 units for older adults and homeless disabled individuals over age 55, including 15 units for homeless seniors.
Another $2.3 million has been awarded to Catholic Charities of Oneida & Madison Counties to redevelop 1404 Genesee St., which is owned by Catholic Charities in Utica. The funds will be used for an emergency youth shelter for 11 homeless/at-risk male youth, ages 12 to 18, on the first and second floors. The third floor of the building will contain three one-bedroom permanent units for men aged 18 to 24.
The funding was announced along with another $7 million for a housing project in Brooklyn for to develop 80 units of supportive housing and 46 affordable units for individuals and families.