HOPE FOR TOMORROW

St. Catherine’s Center for Children awarded $5.6 million supportive housing grant from New York State’s Homeless and Housing Assistance Corporation

St. Catherine’s Center for Children awarded $5.6 million supportive housing grant from New York State’s Homeless and Housing Assistance Corporation

St. Catherine’s Center for Children, a 132-year-old human services provider in Albany, has been awarded a multi-million dollar Homeless Housing and Assistance Corporation grant from New York State. The Homeless Housing and Assistance Corporation, in collaboration with New York State’s Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA), has set aside up to $5.6 million in Capital funds to help build St. Catherine’s proposed North Pearl Street Apartments supportive housing project.

The grant will be used for construction of a new, 20-unit apartment facility for both families and individuals. The new housing project will be built on property at 543 North Pearl Street. The existing structure on the property will be demolished to make way for the new facility.

“Our North Pearl Street Apartments will fill a critical need in the community,” said Frank Pindiak, executive director of St. Catherine’s Center for Children.  “It will not only provide supportive housing services, but the new construction will also help enhance the surrounding neighborhood.”

OTDA Commissioner Samuel D. Roberts announced the grant in a letter to St. Catherine’s dated October 25.

According to Pindiak, the new project will offer supportive housing for both families and single adults. Tenants will also get help to connect them to a broad array of services that will promote stability, including health care, training and employment, counseling, and financial assistance.