ONEONTA – A ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday marked the opening of Oneonta Heights, a 40-unit housing complex specifically set up for senior living.
The new $16 million complex is just one of several new buildings aimed at addressing the housing need in Oneonta. The building is equipped with a community gathering area, kitchen, laundry facilities and an elevator so that residents don’t have to take the stairs
The new housing was made possible by Housing Visions, a non-profit neighborhood revitalization organization.
“There's a big need. Like a lot of upstate New York, it's not necessarily a lack of housing, it's a lack of quality housing is a real problem, and a place like Oneonta which is a regional job center in many cases,” said Ben Lockwood, vice president of business development for Housing Visions.
In addition to the 40 units for seniors, there's an additional 20 units for families. Potential residents have to meet income requirements and pass a credit check in order to live in one of these units.