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Four Blighted Binghamton Buildings To Turn Into Homeless Housing

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -

A City of Binghamton project is aiming to rid the city of blight while also addressing homelessness. Mayor Rich David and Opportunities for Broome/Chenango announced on Monday that nearly $7.7 million project will renovate four blighted properties on the city's north side: 22 Moffatt Ave, 22 Way Street, 4 Sturges Street, and 39-49 Munsell Street. 

Mark Silvanic, the CEO of Opportunities for Broome/Chenango, says there will be 27 units in total across the four projects, all homeless housing. 

The project is funded with $7.5 from the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance Homeless Housing and Assistance program and $100,000 from the city's HOME Partnership fund.

 

Silvanic says the buildings will have apartments for both individuals and families. 

"Many times when people think of homelessness, they think of individuals, but the truth is that we have families who are homeless.. families that have maybe a car, or they've come up and they had a situation, but that situation didn't work out and they have no place to go," says Silvanic.

The project is scheduled to begin construction in the spring and is expected to be complete in about 2 years.