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Cuomo announces completion of $8.1 million supportive housing in Ithaca

ITHACA (WBNG) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the completion of a $8.1 million supportive housing project for young adults in Ithaca on Friday.

The Tompkins Community Action Amici House project provides 23 units of permanent housing for adults ages 18 to 25, including those with children.

The apartments are located in the same building as the Tompkins Community Action’s offices and is next door to the agency’s Harriet Giannelis Child Care Center, the governor’s office said in the announcement.

Cuomo’s office said Tompkins Community Action provides case management, child care, child and family development, and parenting classes.

Services for substance abuse, mental health counseling, employment and education assistance, and legal aid are available through off-site providers, the governor’s office noted.

The governor says the project is part of the state’s commitment to ending homelessness.

“Young adults experiencing homelessness can be particularly vulnerable, and Amici House will provide not only a safe and stable place to stay but also the support services needed to help them get back on their feet,” Cuomo said.

The housing project is part of the state’s $20 billion housing plan which aims to preserve more than 100,000 units of affordable housing and 6,000 units of supportive housing.

Matthew Benninger

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