Omni New York LLC (“Omni”), a real estate development company specializing in quality, affordable housing, together with Hudson River Housing, has announced plans for a second senior housing complex adjacent to Admiral Halsey Senior Village, located at 135 Main Street in Poughkeepsie, NY. The project, which is referred to as Admiral Halsey Senior Village II, will bring a much-needed influx of affordable senior and frail elderly rentals to the city of Poughkeepsie. The property will be managed by Omni affiliate, Reliant Realty Services LLC.
The new building will be four- to five- stories, comprised of about 63,000-square-feet providing below-market rental housing for seniors aged 62 and older. There will be 24 studios and 48 one-bedroom units. Of the 72 units, 36 units will be dedicated to frail-elderly tenants who are lacking safe and accessible housing in the city. The partnership with Hudson River Housing will provide much-needed services for residents, including shuttles to grocery stores and medical appointments; an on-call nursing staff for frail elderly; exercise and mobility classes as well as computer and money management courses.
The building, which will be constructed with sustainable and energy conserving materials and outfitted with efficient appliances and fixtures, will be built adjacent to Admiral Halsey on some of the property’s undeveloped land in the heart of Poughkeepsie. In addition to providing much-needed senior housing units, the creation of jobs in the construction, property management and service industries will contribute greatly to the local economy.
“We look forward to working closely with city officials to bring Admiral Halsey II to fruition, particularly since Dutchess County has a less than one percent vacancy rate and most options that exist are cost-prohibitive for seniors,” said Omni New York Managing Director Eugene Schneur. “It is our company mission to bring quality, affordable housing to communities that need it, and to enhance those communities while we do so.”
“Hudson River Housing has a long-standing commitment to providing safe, quality housing and compassionate services aimed at supporting the individuals and families we work with throughout the Mid-Hudson region. We are grateful to partner with Omni New York on this project and look forward to the opportunity to bring much-needed affordable housing and services to the elderly of our community,” said Christa Hines, executive director for Hudson River Housing.
The passionate and community-first team at Omni and Reliant Realty have previously partnered with Hudson River Housing for an Admiral Supports Veterans event to assist VetZero Heroes, an initiative of Hudson River Housing that directly helps veterans in Dutchess County, with a donation to boost services and a celebration honoring their role in the community. Omni New York LLC is a privately held owner, operator and developer of affordable and mixed-income housing in New York and throughout the country. Founded in 2004 by former baseball All-Star Mo Vaughn and Eugene Schneur, Omni has earned a reputation as one of New York City most capable and trusted affordable housing developers. Since its modest beginnings with two affordable apartment buildings in the Bronx, Omni and its affiliates have acquired and/or developed nearly 17,000 affordable housing units in eleven states, primarily in the Northeast. Omni has consistently ranked in the top 50 affordable housing owners by Affordable Housing Finance magazine, and was awarded Developer of the Year by the New York Housing Conference in 2017.
Hudson River Housing is dedicated to building strong, sustainable communities by developing and preserving quality affordable housing and helping families and individuals obtain and maintain housing through education, advocacy and supportive services. They believe that everyone should have the opportunity to live in safe, affordable housing that meets their needs, regardless of income, family makeup, race or ethnicity, physical or mental health issues, or any other defining factors. The organization works to create long-term opportunities for individuals and families throughout Dutchess County and the greater Hudson Valley.
For information on Hudson River Housing, visit hudsonriverhousing.org