There will be a ribbon cutting at Vienna Senior Housing at 10:30am on Thursday, March 29th, 2018 with local officials including Westchester County Executive and Rye resident George Latimer and the New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) Commissioner.
The forty one rental apartments at 250 Theodore Fremd Avenue are part of an agreement with the federal government.
In a note to local press and officials last week, former Rye Mayor Doug French said "“One of the proudest accomplishments of my administration was this project and getting affordable housing units here in Rye dedicated for seniors. It took a team effort working with the County Executive Office, Federal Monitor, Planning Departments, Developer and Legislators along with City Staff and State Officials to get the units allocated for seniors and to begin the planning and approval process. To see the project come to completion is very rewarding and will have a lasting impact on the community.”
According the the county web site, there are twenty‐eight (28) one bedroom and twelve (12) two bedroom apartments plus an apartment for the building superintendent:
"The one bedroom apartment is +/‐ 800 sq.ft.; the two bedroom, +/‐930 sq.ft. Kitchens are fully equipped with refrigerator, stove/oven, dishwasher and microwave. Heating is hot water baseboard. Cooking is electric. A/C units will be provided by the owner. Common laundry facilities are located on each floor. A community room and patio will be on the third floor; lobby, mailroom and management office on the first floor. There will be 64 on‐site parking spaces."
In order to qualify for the apartments, household income must be at or below 50 percent and up to 60 percent area median income for Westchester County.
One bedrooms rent for between $995 and $1,204 / month and two bedrooms rent for between $1,198 and $1,449 / month. The housing was allocated by lottery.
According to LoHud.com, "The residences are part of Westchester County’s effort to add hundreds of affordable-housing units spread across affluent communities, as part of a 2009 settlement of a federal lawsuit brought by the Anti-Discrimination Center of Metro New York. The county, now with some 847 affordable units in the pipeline, has surpassed the required 750 units in communities where minorities make up a small percentage of the population."