GENESEO — Another pitch for affordable housing is being reviewed by the Town Board.
A CDS Housing proposal for a 40 unit subsidized housing facility in Geneseo was met with great animosity by the Town Board at the Sept. 13 board meeting.
“Geneseo is not the place for it,” Council Member Matthew Griffo stated. “We already have plenty of subsidized housing in our community. Our services are strained to the maximum right now.”
While the project has already been approved by the Planning Board and is set to receive funding from the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI), the Town Board would need to accept the proposal in order for plans to move forward.
There are currently 8 similar subsidized housing buildings in the area, culminating in 347 units. In a town with a population of roughly 10,000, about 10% of the population resides in these affordable housing options.
In addition, the town’s services, which are volunteer based, are depleted at the moment. As reported in a previous article, there is a call for volunteers at the fire department and EMS.
Adding another affordable housing facility in the town would only further exhaust resources and giving residents the services they are promised may prove challenging.
For more information, contact the Town of Geneseo.