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AIM plans apartments for homeless people with disabilities 

June 4, 2018

AIM Independent Living Center is planning an 18-unit apartment complex in Elmira for people with disabilities who are homeless.

AIM is seeking competitive state funding through the New York State Homeless Housing and Assistance Program to renovate the 15,894-square-foot former American Red Cross building at 911 Stowell St., near Elmira College.

Edger Enterprises, an Elmira Heights-based construction firm, would renovate the building.

The project would create 18 single-occupancy apartments for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, specifically frail or disabled seniors, veterans with disabilities, and people with intellectual, developmental or physical disabilities.

The building will have a community room, common kitchen and laundry room.

AIM has secured funding through the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative to have staff on site to provide support services, including social, educational and recreational opportunities. The project is expected to create 5 or 6 six new jobs.