Support the Mahopac farm housing project

Support the Mahopac farm housing project

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Katherine Nugent started this petition to Carmel Planning Board and

Here’s the vision of opportunity and hope that so many have been waiting so many years for. Affordable housing!! Presented by Search for Change, a local non profit that has been working to strengthen our community for over 40 years. Help us support this project at a time when it is needed most. BACK Fairhaven at Baldwin Place!

72 units of affordable housing, of which 36 units will be funded with New York State Empire State Supportive Housing
Initiative (ESSHI). The supportive housing units will serve multiple special needs populations. The remaining 36 units will be available to other individuals and families with limited income and resources.

The building will be comprised of one-bedroom and two-bedroom units, and will also include a public meeting space, laundry facilities, a fitness area, and workspaces for property management staff and various support personnel.

 

 

Myth: Fairhaven is a “facility” or “institution.”

Fact: Fairhaven is neither a “rehabilitation facility” nor an “institution.” It is a supportive and workforce-housing development, and its tenants will be able to reside independently with some very basic and minimal support services.

Myth: Fairhaven is “low-income” housing.

Fact: Fairhaven is open to people with incomes up to 60 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI). It is not “low-income” housing but affordable housing for those who qualify. The current AMI for a family of four living in Putnam County is $113,700. A family with annual earnings up to $68,220 (60 percent of AMI) would qualify, as would single individuals with annual earnings up to $47,760.

Myth: Comingling tenants of supportive and workforce housing units won’t work.

Fact: Developments like Fairhaven at Baldwin Place operate successfully throughout New York State. Most are fully occupied, and many have lengthy waitlists. Occupants of supportive housing units are not unlike occupants of workforce housing units. Supportive housing tenants simply have health conditions for which they require minimal and basic support services.

Myth: Tenants of Fairhaven will pose a “risk” to the local community.

Fact: Tenants of Fairhaven will be like tenants of any other housing development. They will simply have health or financial needs for which the services of supportive and workforce housing are needed. Individuals with these needs already reside in our community. In fact, tenants of Fairhaven will come from our community. In addition, tenants will be subject to rigorous screening procedures to ensure their success and their ability to pay their rent.

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