Albany County programs get $9.9M to house homeless New Yorkers

ALBANY COUNTY — Three organizations in Albany County are among 11 supportive housing projects for the homeless that will receive a total of $40 million in state funds, the governor announced on Monday:

— St. Catherine’s Center for Children Inc. is getting $5.6 million: This funding, when combined with other sources, will support the construction of 20 permanent supportive-housing units in the city of Albany for homeless youth and families where the head of household is diagnosed with a serious mental illness or a substance-use disorder. The total project cost is $6 million;

— Rehabilitation Support Services Inc. will receive $2.5 million: This funding, when combined with other sources, will support the construction of a three-story building with 10 units of permanent supportive housing in Albany for homeless people with a serious mental illness. This is part of a 20-unit project that will also have 10 affordable housing units. The total project cost is $5.4 million; and

— Albany Housing Coalition is getting $1.8 million: This funding, when combined with other sources, will support the rehabilitation of three buildings on Clinton Avenue in Albany at Clinton Avenue Veterans Apartments. The project will create nine units of permanent supportive housing for homeless veterans. The three existing townhouses will each contain three one-bedroom units. The total development cost is $2.1 million.

The projects across the state will create a total of 276 supportive housing units for veterans, survivors of domestic violence, and people with mental illness.

The awards, made available through the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance’s Homeless Housing and Assistance Program, will help fund supportive housing projects in Albany, Bronx, Niagara, New York, Ontario, Suffolk and Tompkins counties.

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