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Cornell commits extra $200K for fund that adds affordable housing in Tompkins

At 28 Crystal Drive in Dryden, a small house is being renovated for a client of Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services. When complete, generations of families will benefit from the low-cost of the home. It’s an example of one local affordable housing project that has benefited from the Community Housing Development Fund, now in its 10th year.

Tompkins County, the City of Ithaca and Cornell University together have put nearly $4 million toward affordable housing projects through the CHDF. Though a significant investment, there is always an unmet need for more resources. On Friday, Cornell University announced it is committing an extra one-time amount of $200,000 to help with the demand.

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