The City of Binghamton is taking another step toward finding homes for the homeless.
Mayor Rich David announced a partnership with the Family Enrichment Network to open a $4.2 million homeless housing project.
The complex will be built on city-owned vacant properties on the North Side at the corner of Liberty and Virgil Streets.
The two-story building will feature 19 units of permanent supportive housing for those experiencing homelessness, victims of domestic violence, along with veterans and other individuals with developmental disabilities.
The Family Enrichment Network will provide support services for residents including case management, rental assistance, adult literacy courses, and transportation.
Mayor David says these are the kind of projects he hoped the war on blight would help create, “This is a perfect example of what we hope to accomplish as a result of this aggressive demolition program. We focus on a particular area over a period of time. We acquired the blight, we demolished the properties and we found a wonderful partner in the Family Enrichment Network to work together to provide in an invaluable service to those in need.”
Funding for the housing comes from a 4 point 1 million dollar grant from the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance Homeless Housing Assistance Program and $100,000 from the City of Binghamton.
The project is expected to break ground next summer.