• <p>Providence Housing&rsquo;s new Happiness Housing II Apartments in Canandaigua will be move-in ready in November. (Rendering courtesy of Providence Housing)  </p>

    Providence Housing’s new Happiness Housing II Apartments in Canandaigua will be move-in ready in November. (Rendering courtesy of Providence Housing)

Providence Housing seeks tenants for new Canandaigua facility

Jennifer Burke/Catholic Courier    |    09.08.2020
Category: Finger Lakes


Providence Housing Development Corp. is now accepting applications from individuals and families interested in living in its Happiness House II Apartments in Canandaigua.

Applications from potential tenants will be accepted through Sept. 14, and tenants will be chosen through a lottery at noon Sept. 15.

The new development, located at 2506-2507 Happiness House Blvd., consists of one building housing eight studio-efficiency apartments for senior citizens and a second building with 22 one- and two-bedroom apartments for individuals and families. Four of the units for senior citizens and five of the units for families will be reserved for those eligible for New York state’s Empire State Homeless Housing Initiative. These eligible individuals and families will be referred for this initiative by Happiness House, which offers programs and services for children and adults with disabilities and their families, as well individuals without disabilities.

Happiness House, which also is known as Finger Lakes United Cerebral Palsy Inc., has several facilities in Canandaigua and Wayne County. Ground was broken in February 2020 for Happiness House II Apartments, which is the organization’s third phase of development. The organization expects the apartments to be move-in ready in November.

Happiness House serves anyone in need and has a multitude of services specifically for those with mobility or mental-health impairments, according to a July 31 press release from Mary Boatfield, president and chief executive officer. Happiness House will provide eligible residents with case-management services, including counseling, meal deliveries and support for those suffering from substance abuse.

“We’re excited to further our mission to provide safe and secure housing to those in need and look forward to providing needed supports like counseling and recovery services for the residents of Happiness House II Apartments,” Boatfield said in the release.

The City of Canandaigua also is home to numerous organizations that provide assistance with food, clothing, recreation and mental-health services, Mark Greisberger, executive director of Providence Housing, said in the July 31 press release.

“Happiness House II is a beautiful community of apartments right on the bus route with grocery, shopping and health-care options all within a mile,” Greisberger said in the release. “These apartments will provide safe and affordable housing for individuals and families who often have a hard time finding housing. If an individual has a disability, has been homeless or is working on their recovery, Happiness House II Apartments is a great option for them.”

Happiness House II Apartments is a non-smoking community, and prospective tenants must meet income eligibility requirements. To learn more about these requirements or the development, visit Providence Housing’s website, call 585-529-9555 or email HappinessHouse2@dor.org.

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