Construction of a $4.2 million housing project in a neighborhood on the North Side of Binghamton is in its final stages.

Homeless families and individuals will be assisted when the 12,000-square-foot complex at Liberty and Virgil streets opens.

There will be 19 apartment units in the two-story building. It's being constructed on seven city-owned parcels.

An apartment complex under construction on Liberty Street on November 7, 2020. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

The complex is located one block north of the Lee Barta Community Center on Liberty Street.

Construction on the building started last spring. The city of Binghamton is contributing $100,000 to the project. The remainder of the funding is being provided by the state.

Work was allowed to continue during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic because city deemed it to be an "essential project."

The Family Enrichment Network will offer services to residents at the site. Representatives of that organization and the city of Binghamton were not available to provide information on when people will begin moving into the complex.

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