The Citizen reports DePaul Properties received the funds from the state affordable housing agency, Homes and Community Renewal. $4.5 million comes from the Federal Housing Trust Fund and $4.2 million from the Supportive Housing Opportunity Program. The project will include 30 supportive housing units for seniors and people with special needs and 39 units for current tenants of Church Street Apartments at 27-29 Church St., which the project will replace. DePaul previously received $3.75 million from the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative.
The apartment complex will be located at 27 Church St. in a former school building. DePaul has an agreement to purchase the former school gymnasium next door. The gym and auditorium will be demolished as well, and replaced with recreation areas that include a playground, basketball court and dog park.
Residents have complained about conditions in the current complex. Now that the funding is in place, DePaul will purchase the property from The gym and auditorium will be demolished as well, and replaced with recreation areas that include a playground, basketball court and dog park.
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