November 4, 2009 | 32 views
On the morning of Oct. 26, officials from the Rockville Centre Housing Authority at 160 North Centre Ave. were joined by a number of local officials to celebrate the completion of a $33 million renovation of the 35-year-old complex that provides affordable housing.
The authority's 154 apartment units, in nine buildings, have been completely renovated and reoccupied by eligible tenants. The project, which broke ground in 2008, included all new wiring; all new plumbing; new refrigerators, stoves, microwave ovens, washer and dryers and new through-the-wall air conditioning units in every room; all new insulation in walls, new sheet rock walls and ceilings; new floors; new lighting; apartment unit thermostats; new bathrooms; thermo pain windows; new vinyl siding; new roofs and new landscaping.
Among the many attendees on hand to cut the ribbon were Sen. Dean Skelos, Assemblyman Robert Barra, Mayor Mary Bossart, Rockville Centre's village trustees and County Executive Tom Suozzi.
The project was made possible through the partnership of the Village of Rockville Centre, Rockville Centre Housing Authority, New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal and Nassau County.
Officials say the Rockville Centre Apartments complex is a unique, affordable housing resource in the marketplace. To qualify for a unit, the tenant must be a resident with household income at or below 50 percent of the Nassau County median income level.