New York State Home and Community Renewal announce the preservation and redevelopment of the former Lincoln Elementary school, which was built in 1924, into a new 25-unit affordable housing development for seniors. 

The vacant former elementary school will create new apartments at Lincoln Gardens. There will be 25 one- and two- bedroom units for seniors with incomes at or below 60% of the Area Median Income. Four of the units will be set aside for people with disabilities and one unit will be made available for those who have a hearing or vision impairment. 

The development is conveniently located close to health care services and public transportation. 

It will include off-street parking, a community room with kitchenette, a computer lab, resident storage, laundry room, fitness center, on-site management and round-the-clock maintenance service. Month rents will range from $531 to $637, which includes utilities. 

“Affordable housing is a key to stronger local economies and a better quality of life in communities throughout New York,” Commissioner of New York State Homes and Community Renewal said. “The transformation of this vacant school into affordable housing is an example of the economic development momentum we’re seeing throughout the Southern Tier region.” 

The new apartments located at 373 Canisteo Street in Hornell, will be among the thousands of units that form the foundation of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s new $10 billion House New York 2020 program to create or preserve 100,000 affordable units over five years.