KINGSTON, NY — A second section of an affordable housing project on Flatbush Avenue is expected to be completed by the end of May, according to an official from RUPCO, the affordable housing provider.
Additionally, RUPCO chief executive Kevin O’Connor said on Wednesday that the agency is planning a public open house at its project known as Landmark Place, located on the former site of Alms House. The event will take place on Tuesday, May 31, between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
O’Connor said the current Alms House site has been renovated with 34 studio apartments, all of which are occupied with rents between $730 and $836 per month, including all utilities.
The second part, a newly constructed building, will contain one-bedroom apartments for rent for $781 and $938, which includes all utilities.
The Senior Services and Homeless Support Complex is located at 300 Flatbush Ave.
Landmark Place is a 14-acre multi-unit campus that contains affordable, supportive housing for seniors 55 and older. The project includes the rehabilitated former Kingston Alms House, now called Landmark West, which has 34 studio apartments, as well as a newly constructed four-story building called Landmark East with all 32 one-bedroom units.
The development received a grant from the State Office of Temporary Assistance and Disabilities to provide rental subsidies for 35 of the apartments. Grants were to be awarded to people who are homeless or in imminent danger of becoming homeless, or veterans with disabilities, frail and elderly seniors, or mental health/addiction qualifications.
On Tuesday, officials held a flag ceremony with veterans of foreign wars after 1386, noting that the resort has seven dedicated rooms for veterans who were in transitional housing or previously homeless.