The state will be providing $4.6 million to develop supportive housing units in Utica for single, homeless adults living with mental illness.

Developer DePaul plans to build a 60-unit, three-story apartment building which will also have 30 affordable housing units.

The total cost is of the project $19.3 million.

Support services will be provided by DePaul and will include case management; independent living skills training; crisis intervention; and recreational services.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a total of $29.6 million in state funding has been awarded to eight housing projects across the state.  The grants are awarded through the state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance's Homeless Housing Assistance Program.

"The funding announced today will be used to develop an integrative housing center, which will include supportive services for residents.  This comprehensive approach to developing safe housing with programs for residents will to a long way toward helping them lead full, productive lives as members of our community."  said Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi.

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