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Auburn, Canandaigua housing projects get millions in state funds

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Governor Kathy Hochul has announced the allocation of over $260 million in funding to support the construction and preservation of more than 1,800 homes across New York State. This significant financial commitment aims to address the state’s housing crisis by expanding the affordable housing supply, modernizing public housing, and bolstering local economic development initiatives.

Among the nearly 30 projects statewide, Creekview Apartments II in Canandaigua will receive $2.6 million to create 72 apartments, including units for individuals with physical disabilities, adhering to Passive House standards with sustainable features like solar electric and geothermal heating systems. Another project, a $7.8 million for Olympia Terrace in Auburn will rehabilitate 50 units of public housing operated by the Auburn Housing Authority across 13 buildings, in partnership with 3D Development Group. The project will receive $1,250,000 in CEI funds to pursue whole building electrification and stretch envelope and ventilation goals.

This funding is part of Governor Hochul’s ambitious $25 billion Housing Plan, intended to create or preserve 100,000 affordable homes, including homes with supportive services for vulnerable populations, and to electrify an additional 50,000 homes. The projects funded will promote healthier living environments, contribute to the state’s climate goals, and represent a total investment of over $840 million when combined with private funding.

The initiative also includes providing free broadband services to residents of the newly funded developments, reflecting the Governor’s ConnectALL initiative aimed at closing the digital divide for lower-income New Yorkers.