Nearly $25 million has been awarded to two Broome County housing projects.

The money is part of $260 million that has been awarded through tax credits and subsidies to create or preserve over 1,850 affordable, supportive, and sustainable homes in New York State. The two Broome County projects received a total of $24.6 million. $14.9 was awarded to Hooper Road Apartments in the Town of Union, and $9.7 million was awarded to Homesteads on Grand in Johnson City.

The Union project involves the development of 80 apartments in a four-story building. This includes 40 units with supports services for older renters and eight apartments with a lease preference for LGBTQ+ households. This project will receive $440,000 in CEI (Clean Energy Initiative) funds to pursue stretch certification goals.

The Johnson City project is a mixed-use development featuring 72 new apartments. Of the 72, 12 will have supportive services for homeless individuals and families, and commercial space. The project will receive $396,000 in CEI funds to pursue stretch certification goals.