Grand opening of new housing for homeless vets and disabled taking place Friday

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – Housing to help homeless veterans and the disabled has opened in Schenectady.

The grand opening of the $26 million Supportive Housing Development for Homeless Veterans and Disabled New Yorkers was held on Friday. As part of the project, a dilapidated industrial building at 845 Broadway has been renovated into state-of-the-art, energy efficient apartments.

“It cleared out veterans and other folks from a facility that was falling down and then come to a side of town and remove blight and give new life for that same population,” NYS Homes and Community Renewal CEO Darryl Towns said.

“They have their own bathroom facilities and kitchen,” Capital District YMCA CEO David Brown said. “They have a conference room, computers, workout room and a lot of amenities that make them feel like they belong in the community and can feel good about themselves.”

There will now be 155 affordable units available to those in need.

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