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Tearing down blight to make way for affordable housing in Albany

Updated: 08/28/2014 6:00 PM
Created: 08/28/2014 4:34 PM WNYT.com
By: WNYT Staff

ALBANY - A symbol of urban blight in Albany will soon come down.

Habitat for Humanity and its partner, Housing Visions, have announced the demolition of a stretch of buildings on Sheridan Avenue.

The homes were once featured on Jeopardy as the definition of urban blight.

They're being torn down to make way for affordable housing.

“This is actually phase one of a three phase project that will be going on over the next several years. We are currently building ten homes up the block on Sheridan Avenue. Ten habitat homes and ten Touhey Foundation homes. So they will be brand new homes for our lower income families in the area,” says Sara Rising of Habitat for Humanity.

Habitat says the first two homes on Sheridan will be completed by the end of September.         

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