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Posted on: September 7, 2020

Updates: Central Ave/Ardsley Road work...NYS to finance 70 units of affordable senior housing

NYS is improving the intersection of Ardsley Road/Central Ave
NYS also is financing an important low income senior citizen apartment complex--will demolish 30 existing units and replace the units with 70 new apartments

WHAT’S HAPPENING ON CENTRAL AVE AND ARDSLEY ROAD?  ---AND, PROGRESS WITH AFFORDABLE SENIOR HOUSING ON MANHATTAN AVE


NEW YORK STATE IS DOING SOME WORK AT THIS IMPORTANT INTERSECTION.  According to the NYS Department of Transportation  the scope of the work at the intersection entails new ped signals, loops, ADA compliance ramps/sidewalk, new crosswalks (the median on CPA will be pulled back to accommodate crosswalk) and pavement markings. 




 Good news-- NYS WILL FINANCE DEMOLITION AND NEW CONSTRUCTION OF 30 UNIT SENIOR HOUSING AND CONSTRUCTION OF 70 AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR SENIORS ON MANHATTAN AVE

Pursuant to Section 42(m)(I)(A)(ii) of the IRS Code, the New York State Homes and Community Renewal Agency has advised that NYS  intends to finance the demolition of an existing 30 unit building and the new construction of a 70 unit residential building, located at 48, 50, 52, 54, 56 & 58 Manhattan Avenue, Town of Greenburgh, Westchester County.  The property will be affordable for 99 years.

 



The Town Board, working collaboratively with the Greenburgh Housing Authority, previously approved legislation creating a new multi-family senior housing district which was placed at the site. The project will include housing with numerous amenities designed for seniors and will include a temporary relocation plan for the duration of construction.


 The Greenburgh Housing Authority was created in 1952. The Housing Authority opened its first public housing development in 1961. This development funded by New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) was located in the Fairview section of town. In 1973, a second public housing development funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) was undertaken in six separate locations. There were three sites located in the incorporated areas(villages) of the town (Elmsford, Ardsley, Tarrytown) and three sites located in the unincorporated areas(Hartsdale-2, Fairview).


 In 1009  a Fair Housing lawsuit was filed against Westchester County and resulted in a county settlement requiring almost every community in Westchester to build affordable housing within their borders. Because Greenburgh has been proactive for many decades our town was exempt from the lawsuit and was not required to do what other villages, towns and cities were required to build.



Conventional Public Housing(Location and Sites)

  • Unincorporated Greenburgh has 4 developments.

Maple Ave, Oak Street and Beech Street/State Site - 131 apartments

Manhattan Avenue/Federal Site/Senior Housing - 30 apartments--these units will be demolished and replaced with 70 modern apartments

Greenvale Circle/Federal Site - 15 apartments

North Washington Avenue/Federal Site - 15 apartments

  • Village of Tarrytown has 1 development.

Old White Plains Road/Federal Site - 15 apartments

  • Village of Elmsford has 1 development with 25 apartments.

Saw Mill River Road/Federal Site - 25 apartments

  • Village of Ardsley has 1 development.

Secor Road/Federal Site - 15 apartments

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

  • 120 Participating private landlords

  • Serving up to 303 families

Families in the conventional and Section 8 programs pay no more than 30% of their family’s income for rent. The rent difference is subsidized by HUD. The maximum allowable income for a family of four in conventional public housing is $$75,050 and for Section 8 it is $52,650 for a family of four.

  • Average monthly rent is $500.00.

Paul Feiner
Greenburgh Town Supervisor


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