Press Release on Greenport Homeless Shelter

Galvan Civic Motel

January 11, 2018

Galvan Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life in Columbia County. One of Galvan’s key initiatives is creating a wide a range of housing options, including special needs, homeless, senior, low-income, moderate, and market rate rental housing.

Galvan is the leading developer and operator of residential properties in Columbia County. Galvan owns and operates over 180 units of affordable housing and is currently developing an additional 20 units. Galvan also operates housing programs that promote homeownership, prevent foreclosures, and prevent homelessness.

Galvan is now addressing the county’s emergency housing needs by acquiring and renovating a 25 room motel in Greenport, NY. The newly renovated rooms will be fully furnished and achieve green design standards. The motel includes a community kitchen, computer stations, space for services, laundry, and common space. The total development cost is $1,500,000. The expected completion date is April 2018.

Galvan is partnering with Columbia County Department of Social Services (CCDSS) to prioritize room reservations for CCDSS referrals. CCDSS currently books motel rooms throughout the county for their clients, paying a high cost for rooms that do not include support services. Galvan is making rooms available to CCDSS at a significantly lower cost than other motels, and is partnering with CCDSS to ensure all guests have access to services and transportation. CCDSS clients will now be able to stay in quality motel rooms, receive support, and live in close proximity to services and employment opportunities.

A community meeting is planned for this Tuesday January 16th at the Columbia County office building, 401 State Street in Hudson, beginning at 5pm.

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