Governor Hochul announces completion of $ 42 million affordable and supportive housing project in Rockland County
Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the opening of Vincent’s Village, a $ 42 million affordable and supportive housing project in Nanuet Village, Rockland County. Supported by $ 21.9 million in funding from New York State Homes and Community Renewal, the development has 93 affordable housing units with on-site health and wellness services for adults 55 and older.
“We continue to prioritize and invest in affordable senior housing with developments like Vincent’s Village,” Governor Hochul said. “This is an example of what can be achieved when a faith community, state and private sector devote their energy and expertise to development that will improve the lives of our fellow New Yorkers who need a place to live independently and with dignity. This new community in Rockland allows residents to reside in beautiful surroundings with support services available if they need them.
Vincent’s Village three apartment buildings with a total of 93 apartments, including 81 one-bedroom units and 12 two-bedroom units, which are affordable to households earning at least 60% of the median income in the area. The development includes 35 units that have access to rent subsidies and support services funded by the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative through the New York State Department of Health.
Located on Convent Road, the development also includes two buildings that house a gym, laundry room, community rooms and Vinny’s Café – a custom-designed community space sponsored by the Sisters of Charity Housing Development Corporation. Support services for all residents include health monitoring, care coordination and case management, counseling and social activities.
Vincent’s Village has energy efficient features which include high efficiency heating, cooling and ventilation equipment; Energy Star qualified appliances and lighting and low flow plumbing fixtures. The design and construction of its buildings have achieved Gold certification for leadership in energy and environmental design by the US Green Building Council.
Located in the town of Clarkstown, the development is less than half a mile from shopping and other services along Route 59 and close to public transportation, including NJ Transit’s Pascack Valley line. Local transportation for residents will be available through Rockland County Mini-Trans and TRIPS, the county’s paratransit service.
State funding for Vincent’s Village includes $ 7.5 million in tax-exempt permanent bonds, federal low-income housing tax credits that have generated $ 14.7 million in capital own and $ 14.4 million in grants from New York State Homes and Community Renewal.
The co-developers of the project are the Sisters of Charity Housing Development Corporation and Rockabill Development. Homes and Community Renewal also funded the adjacent village of Seton, which opened in 2003 and includes 106 senior apartments.
Houses and Community Renewal Commissioner Visnauskas said: “We are proud to partner with the Sisters of Charity Housing Development Corporation and RockabillDevelopment on this significant $ 42 million development. Ninety-three households have new, safe, energy-efficient homes in a thriving community where they can stay active and know the support is there. for them. The COVID pandemic has only strengthened our resolve to provide affordable housing opportunities that recognize the essential link between health and housing and aid in the long-term recovery of the state. ”
The commitment to providing all New Yorkers with access to safe and affordable housing is reflected in the state’s unprecedented five-year, $ 20 billion housing plan, which makes housing accessible and tackles homelessness building or maintaining over 100,000 affordable housing units and 6,000 with support services. . Over the past decade in the Hudson Valley, UNHCR has spent an estimated $ 1.4 billion to build or maintain more than 12,000 affordable housing units, mobilizing nearly $ 3.8 billion in total investment, including $ 51.5 million for approximately 575 affordable housing units in Rockland County.
Department of Health Commissioner Howard A. Zucker, MD, said: “Reliable and secure housing is a pillar of good health, and I have no doubts that with this award, Vincent’s Village will be equipped to provide its residents with the services they need. I am proud of our continued efforts to move our state forward and provide New Yorkers with the security they need for a bright and healthy future. ”
Cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan said: “That the Village of Vincent was built on the site of the former orphanage Sainte Agathe, also sponsored by the Sisters of Charity, reflects both the Sisters’ commitment to this community, as well as their desire to change and ‘adapt their ministry to meet the changing needs of those they seek to serve. “
New York Sisters of Charity President Sister Donna Dodge said: “We are very grateful for the support from NYS Homes and Community Renewal and so many others who have made this project possible. It is the hope of the Sisters of Charity of New York that the residents of Vincent’s Village will live many years of happiness, good health and community in their new homes.
Niall J. Murray, CEO of Rockabill Development, said: “Rockabill is honored to have partnered with the Sisters of Charity on a project of such importance for this community. In keeping with the mission of the Sisters, Vincent’s Village will provide high quality housing and help the elderly maintain their independence and well-being throughout their years. We wish to thank our many partners in this effort and are grateful for the teamwork that brought this vision to life. “
Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick said: “I am grateful to Homes and Community Renewal and the Sisters of Charity for their investment in affordable housing for seniors here in Clarkstown. As the cost of living has increased in Rockland County over the past twenty years, it is increasingly important that we have a way for seniors to age in place in our community while living on a fixed income. . I appreciate this investment which will help our seniors stay in the community they love.
MP Ken Zebrowski said: “Vincent’s Village housing development will provide essential affordable housing for Rockland seniors while fostering a healthy and supportive environment. Corporation for their collaboration in the realization of a project like this one. Rockland County had a huge unmet need for affordable housing and this project is critical to meeting that need.
Rockland County Manager Ed Day said: “I am personally and professionally proud of these new affordable and supportive apartments for the seniors of Rockland. This village is a beautiful place to live and is exactly the kind of forward thinking and responsible development that Rockland needs. “
Supervisor George Hoehmann said: “Housing for the elderly has always been one of my top priorities. I am delighted that the Sisters of Charity and Rockabill Development have teamed up to build Vincent’s Village in the town of Clarkstown. affordable housing in Clarkstown, while providing them with the support services they need. Thanks also to New York State Homes and Community Renewal for helping to fund this project.