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$12.5 million for affordable housing complex in Corning, N.Y.

Staff Writer | August 12, 2016
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that construction has begun on Lamphear Court Apartments, a new 60-unit affordable housing development at 77 Lamphear Court in Corning, N.Y.
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The new three-story building will feature 48 one-bedroom and 12 two-bedroom apartment units – 22 of the units will be designated for people in need of supportive housing services.

The development is part of Governor Cuomo's unprecedented commitment to affordable housing and community renewal, which includes $20 billion for comprehensive statewide affordable housing and homelessness action plans.

“Affordable housing is critical to strengthening Upstate communities and growing local economies,” Governor Cuomo said.

“Every New Yorker needs and deserves a safe and affordable place to call home, and Lamphear Court Apartments is the latest development to make that a reality. This administration is continuing to support resurgent communities across the state, and today we are putting that commitment into high-gear in the Southern Tier.”

Consistent with the City of Corning’s Master Plan and the Corning Housing Strategy, the new complex will significantly improve available housing options, and provide energy-efficient, modern apartments in an area that formerly contained antiquated and dilapidated housing.

Apartments will be available to eligible low-income individuals and families, and individuals with serious and persistent mental illness who require supportive services, yet would benefit from living independently in an integrated environment.

Support program offices will be co-located on site to foster improved health outcomes in place of repeated costly hospitalizations for high-need Medicaid clients. The gross rents (rent plus utilities) will range from $531 to $725 a month, and will be affordable to households with incomes at or below 60% of the area median income.