ENDICOTT (WBNG) -- Governor Kathy Hochul announced the completion of a $22 million affordable and supportive housing development in the Village of Endicott.
The development involved the transformation of the Henry B. Endicott school building into 61 affordable apartments in the village, which is now known as Endicott square. Officials said the transformation includes 15 apartments for families that were previously homeless and will have access to on-site supportive services, which are provided by the YMCA of Binghamton and Broome County.
The Governor Office said 51 apartments are affordable to households that earn at or below 60% of the area median income and 10 apartments are for households that earn up to 90% of the area median income.
Officials said the following about the completed project:
Endicott Mayor Linda Jackson:
"We are happy to welcome Housing Vision's apartment complex, Endicott Square, to our Village. We feel there is a need for this clean and safe affordable housing. I have met with the team from Housing Visions, and look forward to a long and equally beneficial working relationship for years to come."
Broome County Executive Jason Garnar:
"This is exactly the type of project we envisioned when the Greater Binghamton Fund was announced. Affordable housing continues to be needed throughout our community and these 61 units, including ones that are fully accessible and others that are designated for homeless individuals, continue our commitment to filling this gap. I appreciate the great work by NYSHCR, as well as our other state and local partners to transform another legacy building into a project that benefits the entire community."
Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo:
I'd like to thank NYS Homes & Community Renewal, Housing Visions, and the YWCA of Binghamton and Broome for their leadership in bringing this important development to the Village of Endicott. Endicott Square repurposes a former school building with 61 unites, 15 dedicated to those at risk of homelessness with support services. This type of housing is very much needed in our community and I'd like to specifically thank the Village for being so welcoming."
State Senate Fred Akshar:
"Safe, stable and affordable housing is an essential step in helping break the cycle of poverty and helping those in need in our community get back on their feet, back into the workforce and onto the path to success."
The Henry B. Endicott school building was built in 1927. It is a 77,000 square foot two-story building
For more information about the redevelopment across the Southern Tier, go here.