Hundreds of people are on waiting lists in the Finger Lakes for affordable housing.
Meanwhile, in Geneva, two public housing apartments that provide more than 200 units for families and seniors needing affordable housing require major improvements. But the $18 million project is in jeopardy because of red tape that could result in the stripping of needed funding.
Together, the apartments contain 209 units and, because of their age, they require a number of major improvements to address asbestos, failing underground infrastructure and other issues.
Elmcrest, built in 1970, provides 85 housing units for seniors living on limited incomes. Elmcrest needs $8.5 million in capital improvement repairs and upgrades. Courtyard Apartments, built in 1960, provides 124 affordable units for families and needs an estimated $10 million in work.