Rochester Has A Brand New $13 Million Affordable Housing Development
A new affordable housing development was just completed in Rochester. The $13 million affordable housing development in Rochester's El Camino neighborhood is finished, according to Gov. Kathy Hochul. Pueblo Nuevo Phase II added 29 affordable and supportive homes to the neighborhood. A vacant warehouse was also converted into a 10,000-square-foot community center. Pueblo Nuevo Phases I and II created 104 affordable and supportive homes in the El Camino neighborhood. Gov. Hochul said,
Every New Yorker deserves quality, safe, affordable housing with access to the resources they need to succeed. Our investments in El Camino have created more than just new homes for Rochester families; we are also ensuring the neighborhood has the services, amenities, and features that will sustain this community in the long term.
In the recent budget, Gov. Hochul secured $25 billion for a five-year, comprehensive housing plan. Pueblo Nuevo Phase II is a part of New York's efforts to make housing more affordable, equitable, and stable. Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado said,
Supportive housing projects like the Pueblo Nuevo project are critical to bringing back neighborhoods like El Camino in Rochester that have long been neglected. This affordable housing development will provide 29 new homes to people who otherwise would not be able to live there, and the new community center will provide a place for community members to gather. This is just one of the many projects that are restoring the historic El Camino district.