From WENY News:
AIM Independent Living is partnering with CDS Housing to bring affordable housing to seniors and people living with developmental disabilities in Elmira. The Affordable Housing Manager for CDS Housing, Ray Wetherbee, says the development will fill a critical need for housing options.
“Many people don’t understand that there’s a kind of housing crisis in America right now. Tens of millions of people can’t afford to pay their rent, or they’re rent burdened, which means they spend more than 40-50% of their income on rent every month,” says Wetherbee.
“So here, people struggle in Elmira, as well. This affordable housing development is here to help with that,” Wetherbee adds.
CDS Housing has received $11.87 million dollars in state funding to move forward with the project. Construction is slated to begin in October. Leaders are hoping to open the building in the fall of 2018.