Since Hurricane Irene’s record flooding in August 2011 which decimated downstream river communities throughout the region, Prattsville has been in flux, rebuilding slowly and steadily. Now, the community is finally seeing its master plan come to life. In the aftermath of the storm which washed away businesses, homes and hope in the hamlet of 700, the Town of Prattsville stood fast and conducted community planning sessions to set a vision for its future. Part of that community master plan involved the set-aside for rental housing for seniors and working families with modest incomes, The Mews at Prattsville.

Kearney Realty Group answered the call and, with funding from New York State Homes & Community Renewal, is currently constructing 45 new apartments just outside of town at 5456 Washington Street. The Mews at Prattsville offers a multigenerational housing development with 32 one-bedroom, 8 two-bedroom and 4 three-bedroom rentals available starting November 2018. Thirty-six apartments at The Mews at Prattsville (one rental is set aside for a resident superintendent) come with project-based HUD (U.S. Housing & Urban Development) rental assistance to help residents offset renting costs within this newly constructed, housing development. These apartments have a maximum household income limit of $23,650 for an individual and $27,000 for a couple. The affordable apartments without rental assistance have a maximum household income limit of $32,400 for a couple, $36,480 for three people and $40,500 for a household of four.

Your family Size              With rental assistance    Without rental Assistance               
1 person                             $23,650                               $28,230
2 person                             $27,000                               $32,400
3 person                             $30,400                               $36,480
4 person                             $33,750                               $40,500
5 person                             $36,450                               $43,740
6 person                             $39,150                               $46,980

“The Mews at Prattsville provides our aging neighbors the opportunity to live in the community they helped build,” notes Kevin O’Connor, Chief Executive Officer at RUPCO, the Hudson-Valley based community developer which will oversee the marketing, lease-up and management of The Mews post construction. “Opportunity also exists for eight families to enjoy affordable, townhome-style living in the heart of town. Prattsville is a community of opportunity. It provides opportunity for RUPCO to collaborate with Kearney Realty Group and NYS Homes & Community Renewal to bring Prattsville’s vision to fruition that in turn provides opportunity for local seniors and working families to find impeccable apartments at affordable rents right here in Greene County.” Amenities at The Mews include energy-efficient appliances, on-site superintendent, onsite laundry, activity room, playground and exercise area.

“We are proud to introduce this beautiful new affordable senior housing with eight town homes in The Town of Prattsville,” adds Ken Kearney, president of Kearny Realty & Development Group. ”This development along with the adjacent medical and community centers will provide necessary housing and services to the Prattsville area.”

NYS Homes and Community Renewal Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas said, “The Mews at Prattsville will provide a safe and sustainable home for seniors and families in Greene County.  As part of Governor Cuomo’s $20 billion, five-year Housing Plan, we are ensuring that all New York communities are built back stronger and more resilient by investing in affordable rental housing that will protect against severe weather.  We are excited to see applications open for The Mews at Prattsville, which will give about 100 prospective residents an opportunity to live, thrive and age in place in this new development.”

“We are accepting residential applications for the September 7th lottery. Applications received prior to September 5th will be eligible for the initial lottery but we will be accepting applications after that date,” adds Jake Michels, Director of Property Management at RUPCO. “We are eager to pre-qualify and confirm as many candidates as possible now, getting them ready to move-in quickly in November 2018. I encourage people to apply, and not to disqualify themselves prior to our review.” Applicants are encouraged to call (845) 331-2140 ext. 237 if they have questions or need a hard copy application mailed to them. Applications can also be downloaded online through www.rupco.org/the-mews or at www.NYSHousingSearch.gov

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