Governor Andrew Cuomo is announcing the groundbreaking of Seneca Fields Apartments.

The $8.2 million development will provide 32 units of affordable housing for those age 55 and older in the City of Oneida.

The Seneca Fields Apartments are being built on the Oneida Healthcare campus

Ten units will be reserved for formerly homeless seniors who will receive supportive services.

Three of the one-bedroom and one of the two-bedroom apartments will be fully accessible for persons with disabilities, with a one-bedroom and a two-bedroom unit designed for the visually and hearing impaired. All other units can be readily adapted to be handicapped accessible.

Cuomo says the project complements Central New York Rising, an Upstate Revitalization Initiative aimed at growing the economy and creating new opportunities in Central New York.

"Vacant property is being transformed into a vibrant new community that will create affordable housing for seniors in need," Cuomo said. "With this project, we ensure that our most vulnerable New Yorkers have safe, decent and affordable homes along with the resources they need to live independently – helping to keep Central New York rising for years to come."