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Proposed Affordable Senior Housing Project Remains on Hold

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The proposed affordable senior housing project at 33 River Street in the City of Cortland remains on hold as the Cortland Housing Assistance Council, Inc. says they are still awaiting word from the state on funding for the project.


Shawna Grinnel, Executive Director of the Cortland Housing Assistance Council, Inc. told X101 News the organization has reapplied for funding for the 53 units of affordable senior housing. The City of Cortland Common Council has voiced their support for the project, voting unanimously back in October for a letter of support for the project.

The project would be located at 33 River St. The housing 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.

The choosing of the location of the project was cited for the convenience in location to grocery stores, restaurants, and parks.

The project is led by the Cortland Housing Assistance Council, Inc. which is a private, not-for-profit housing agency within Cortland County. Currently, the Cortland Housing Assistance Council, Inc. has applied for the New York State Homes and Community Renewal for Low-income Housing Tax credits, the Senior Housing Fund Program and other initiatives for funding.

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