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MHA Greenport Apartments near completion

Dec 11, 2018 7:45 am
Jeanette Wolfberg is reporting for The Columbia Paper the 66-unit Greenport Apartment complex is on track to be fully occupied, ahead of schedule. Jeff Rovitz, executive director of the Mental Health Association of Columbia-Greene Counties, made the announcement during a meeting of the Columbia County Community Services Board last month. Approximately one-half of the complex is reserved for people with mental health issues and half for households who qualify on basis of low income. Rent is based on income. Some renters are on Section 8, some not, Rovitz said. The association owns and operates the complex. Also at the meeting, Robert Gibson, county commissioner of Social Services, reported the Galvan Civic Motel is expected to open within the next few months. “It’s coming,” he said. Located in Greenport, on the border with Livingston, the motel will offer 25 rooms for emergency housing for people with no home. The facility will also provide offices for case workers to help residents find permanent housing. The Columbia County Community Services Board will next meet in January. Read the full story in The Columbia Paper.