The first residents have moved into what had been a large vacant apartment house in a Binghamton neighborhood.
Most of the work on the $4.2 million project to restore the dilapidated three-story structure on the city's North Side has been completed.
Mark Silvanic, chief executive officer for Greater Opportunities of Broome and Chenango, said ten of the 18 apartments in the building at 39 Munsell Street are occupied. He said people began moving in last week.
The eight remaining units should be occupied within the next few days.
The Munsell Street building was the final of four North Side structures renovated as part of an $8.1 million initiative to provide more housing opportunities in the city.
Renovation work also was done on apartment buildings at 22 Way Street, 4 Sturges Street and 22 Moffatt Avenue.
Most of the funding for the renovation projects was provided by the state's Homeless Housing and Assistance Program.
Silvanic said Greater Opportunities intends to build two new apartment buildings on the east end of Munsell Street. He said the city of Binghamton will provide $2.5 million in funds it received under the federal American Rescue Plan Act. Those buildings will have six one-bedroom and six two-bedroom units.
Plans for the new construction project are being finalized.
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