Construction begins on $18 million affordable housing development in Troy

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Construction has started  on an $18 million affordable and supportive housing development in the city of Troy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office says in a statement.

The Hillside Views Neighborhood Revitalization project will redevelop eight vacant or underutilized parcels in the city’s North Central area to create 51 energy-efficient affordable homes with 26 units reserved for previously homeless households in need of support services.

Hillside Views will consist of one four-story building with 28 apartments and seven townhouse-style buildings at scattered locations. The project is being developed on 17 individual parcels obtained over time by the city of Troy, the Troy Community Land Bank, and various private owners. As part of the project, four blighted buildings will be demolished and the lots will be combined into eight sites located within Ingalls Avenue (North), Eleventh Street (East), 5th Avenue (West), and Hoosick Road (South).

All apartments will be affordable to households earning at or below 60 percent of the Area Median Income. Twenty-six apartments are reserved formerly homeless individuals who will have access to onsite support services through Unity House. These services will be funded through the Governor’s Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative and administered by the NYS Office of Mental Health.

Six apartments are fully adapted and move-in ready for people with a mobility impairment and three are fully adapted and move-in ready for people with a hearing or visual impairment.

The project’s developer is Troy Rehabilitation and Improvement Program.

The multifamily building will have energy-efficient features including a high-efficiency furnace for heating and cooling in each apartment and common areas. Hot water at each site will be handled with a central high-efficiency water heater and piped throughout the building to the common areas and apartments.

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