Plans to renovate and expand the emergency shelters on Walworth Street continue to move forward. In Spring 2019, the community came together to help us raise funds to improve shelter accessibility and install a new parking lot. Monies raised for the project are part of a complete overhaul of the shelters. The New York State Office of Temporary Disability Assistance (OTDA) Homeless Housing Assistance Program (HHAP) is also providing capital support for the renovation. Covid and administrative changes caused a setback to construction timelines, which is now expected to begin by Spring 2022.
As part of the HHAP funding, we purchased The Spa Motel on Ballston Avenue in Saratoga Springs. The 9-unit motel will become a permanent supportive housing program for individuals experiencing homelessness in our community. Renovation of this property will occur upon completion of the Walworth Street project.
We look forward to sharing our progress with you.