Finger Lakes rural housing initiative to offfer supportive services across four counties
Undated (WHAM) – Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday the grand opening of a $2.62 million supportive housing project in the Finger Lakes.
The project will provide permanent and transitional housing for homeless veterans and individuals suffering from a substance abuse disorder in Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties.
This project is part of Governor Cuomo’s unprecedented $20 billion Homelessness and Affordable Housing Action Plan.
“In the face of a homelessness crisis that has affected communities in every corner of this state, New York has made a historic commitment to help ensure that every New Yorker has a safe place to call home,” Governor Cuomo said.
Residents will be able to access the necessary services to help achieve stability in their lives and be active participants in their community.
The project, which is already serving some individuals, is broken up into the four sites as follows:
• Waterloo (Seneca County) – 7 units/8 beds
• Geneva (Ontario County) – 3 units/5 beds
• Newark (Wayne County) – 3 units/5 beds
• Penn Yan (Yates County) – 2 units/4 beds
The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance awarded $2.4 million through its Homeless Housing Assistance Program.