'Affordable' homes in the works for TOU

By Erika Mahoney

October 2, 2013 Updated Oct 2, 2013 at 11:49 PM EDT

Town of Union, NY (WBNG Binghamton) New subsidized housing could soon provide more affordable places to live in the town of Union.

The Town of Union board listened in Wednesday night to plans of a complex that is included in the town's flood recovery plan.

According to Executive Director of Sepp Management Tony Fiala, finding areas for housing that didn't flood in either 2006 or 2011 is a big challenge.

One area that did meet the requirement is a wooded area on Glendale Drive that is already zoned for this type of housing.

According to Fiala, the goal is to get an application into New York state's division of housing by December and break ground by next summer.

Fiala also said the project could receive flood relief.

"It's creating 50 new houses in a town that was devastated," Fiala said. "It's also keeping people here, and from going to other areas. And it's new construction, new jobs and new opportunity."

If the project is certified, the complex will consist of 50 townhomes, either one, two or three bedrooms and will cater toward affordability.