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Rensselaer County gets $2.8 million for housing

Oct 24, 2021 4:00 am

Joshua Solomon is reporting for the Times Union that on Oct. 22 Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $8.4 million for two Capital Region homeless housing developments for 148 permanent and transitional housing units for women and their families. "Homeless women and children, often fleeing circumstances of abuse or domestic violence, are among our state's most vulnerable populations," Hochul said."These projects represent a substantial investment toward ensuring they not only have a safe, reliable place to call home, but also have the resources they need to begin building a better life." The YWCA of the Greater Capital Region in Troy will get $2.8 million for "major capital improvements to our historic building, ensuring the safety and security of our residents and staff for another century," YWCA of the Greater Capital Region Executive Director Starletta Smith said. That will preserve 80 units of permanent housing and 14 units of transitional housing for women and children. The entire Hudson Valley is in the midst of a housing shortage, with skyrocketing prices as demand soars and supply decreases. Read more about this story in the Times Union.