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Mount Vernon Poised To Erect Afforable Housing For Seniors

An affordable housing unit is set to be erected at 130 Mount Vernon Ave.
An affordable housing unit is set to be erected at 130 Mount Vernon Ave. Photo Credit: Google Maps

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – After a lengthy investigation into a proposed affordable housing development in Mount Vernon, the city is poised to receive a $200,000 grant from the federal government to kick start the project.

On Tuesday, Nov. 4, officials in the city's Department of Planning and Community Development are set to submit a formal request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a release of $200,000 in HOME Program funds to begin constructing what will be known as the Grace Terrace Senior Housing Development at 130 Mount Vernon Ave.

Presently, the location of the proposed senior living complex is a vacant, boarded-up lot that hasn’t been viable in some time. On Monday, Oct. 27, city officials announced that the “project will have no significant impact on the human environment,” giving the go-ahead to release the funds.

Mount Vernon homeowners who are opposed to the proposal will have the opportunity to submit written comments to the city's Department of Planning and Community Development before Saturday, Nov. 29, prior to the release of funds.

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