On September 14, 2021, Sisters of Charity Housing Development Corporation and Rockabill Development joined project partners and elected officials for the opening of Vincent’s Village, a new affordable and supportive housing residence in Nanuet in Rockland County.
Vincent’s Village consists of three buildings and provides 93 new homes – 45 supportive - with on-site services for frail elderly. Sisters of Charity Housing Development Corporation will provide the services funded by the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI) administered by the NYS Department of Health.
New York State Homes and Community Renewal Commissioner RuthAnne Visnauskas opened the event, “I am delighted to be here to celebrate a new community where residents can live in dignity, with safe and energy-efficient conditions in beautiful surroundings. This project was completed in the last year of our housing plan and we are getting ready to do another one. This project is a poster child for success and an example of the projects we want to continue to do.”
Matthew Janeczko, Executive Director of Sisters of Charity Housing Development Corporation said, “Affordable housing, especially for seniors, is desperately needed in the Hudson Valley and beyond. Quality affordable housing is in short supply”.
Senator Elijah Relchiin-Meinick said, “It’s about helping people who have a place to live with dignity…Rockland County is the most rent burdened county outside of NYC.”
New York State Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski said, “Our senior citizens who helped in building Rockland into the community it is today should be able to continue living here and Vincent’s Village will help in providing that opportunity”.
Other speakers included Rockland County Executive Ed Day; Supervisor George Hoehmann and Rockabill Managing Principal Niall Murray.
Located on Convent Road, the development includes two buildings that offer a range of amenities such as a fitness room, laundry room, community rooms and Vinny’s Café - a custom designed communal space for tenants.
The development was funded by permanent tax exempt bonds from the State, Federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits and subsidy from the New York State Homes and Community Renewal.
The architect is Coppola Associates and the general contractor is AHC.