Harbor View Square Receives 2022 NYSAFAH Award
The New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH) recently announced its 2022 Awards for Excellence in Affordable Housing winners ahead of its annual awards reception on Wednesday, November 2.
NYSAFAH’s awards celebrate extraordinary achievements in design, development, and advocacy for affordable housing amid a crushing housing crisis that is impacting residents across the Empire State.
“We are proud to celebrate the achievements of the affordable industry in 2022 and recognize the major players working every day to bring high-quality, safe, and affordable homes to the state’s most vulnerable,” said Jolie Milstein, president and CEO of NYSAFAH. “This year’s winners have pushed the boundaries and persevered to bring new affordable housing opportunities across New York and embody the type of outside-the-box thinking required to fix the affordable housing crisis.”
Harbor View Square Apartments, developed by Housing Visions, was selected as Project of the Year for the Upstate Region. Encompassing an entire city block, Harbor View Square is a $26.2 million mixed-income, mixed-use housing development in downtown Oswego. It brings 75 new apartments to the city and over 10,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. The building features 48 affordable apartments for low-income renters, 18 affordable apartments for moderate-income renters, and nine market-rate units. There are 11 units designed to support individuals with a physical disability or traumatic brain injury.
The New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH) is the trade association for New York’s affordable housing industry. Their nearly 400 members are responsible for most of the affordable housing built in the state with federal, state, and local subsidies. Members include for-profit and not-for-profit developers, lenders, investors, syndicators, attorneys, architects, and others active in the financing, construction, and operation of affordable housing.