Governor Cuomo Announces Completion of $9.7 Million Affordable and Supportive Housing Development in Ontario County
New York (STL.News) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of Happiness House Phase II Apartments, a $9.7 million affordable and supportive housing development in the town of Canandaigua, Ontario County. The complex provides 30 affordable homes for individuals, families and seniors, with nine apartments reserved for individuals who have previously experienced homelessness. Happiness House Phase II Apartments is part of Governor Cuomo’s unprecedented $20 billion, five-year affordable housing plan to provide all New Yorkers with access to safe, affordable housing by building and preserving more than 100,000 units of affordable housing and 6,000 units of supportive housing. The development also builds on the Governor’s overall strategy to revitalize communities and grow the economy across the state. Since 2011, New York State Homes and Community Renewal has invested $639 million in the Finger Lakes region to create or preserve nearly 7,700 affordable homes.
“New York has made unprecedented investments to create affordable and supportive housing units in every corner of the state,” Governor Cuomo said. “This new development will provide eligible Ontario County residents with safe housing and access to critical supportive services and builds on our ongoing efforts to combat homelessness and create a safer and stronger Empire State for all.”
“Every New Yorker deserves a roof over their head and the decency of a good home,” said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul.