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Cortland Housing Assistance Council Awarded $2 Million Towards Senior Housing Project – Still Awaiting on Additional Funding

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The Cortland Housing Assistance Council has gotten one step closer towards making a proposed senior housing project a reality. Yesterday, Governor Hochul announced funding for 11 projects throughout the state dedicated towards providing permanent supportive housing.


The Cortland Housing Assistance Council received $2 million dollars for their River Street project. However, the project still has a ways to go before construction may begin. The funding was awarded through the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance Program.

The project will be located at 33 River St. in the City of Cortland. The project would be only for those aged 62 years and older and are income eligible. The building would be 3 stories with 53 single bedroom apartments, each apartment would be given one parking space for a total of 53 parking spots.

Executive Director of the Cortland Housing Assistance Council Inc. Shawna Grinnell told X101 News the $2 million awarded through the state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance Program would be applied to the project in conjunction with a NYS Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program (LIHTC).

“We cannot move forward with the proposed project until we receive the LIHTC funding.”

Grinnell said to X101 News.

The Cortland Housing Assistance Council still has not received funding from the NYS Low-Income Housing Tax. Grinnell says the Cortland Housing Assistance Council will re-apply for funding again, most likely this summer.

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