- Associated Press - Sunday, October 1, 2017

CORNING, N.Y. (AP) - A city in New York’s Southern Tier now has dozens of new, affordable apartments, including nearly two dozen set aside for people recovering from mental illnesses.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that the Lamphear Court Apartments project in Corning in Steuben (stoo-BEHN’) County is complete. The $12.4 million project is part of the Democrat’s initiative to boost affordable housing availability in the state.

The development has 60 units, including 48 one-bedroom apartments and 12 two-bedroom units. Twenty-two units are for people recovering from mental illnesses.

Offices for support programs for health services will be located on the premises for residents. The rent and utility costs for each apartment will range from about $530 to $725 monthly.

The project was built with millions of dollars in tax credits and state funding.

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