Concern is proud to be a partner in Long Island’s mission to end Veteran homelessness. Projects such as Liberty Village in North Amityville and Liberty Landing in Lake Ronkonkoma were an integral part of this successful endeavor. Concern’s most recent project in Central Islip will further address the needs of our Veterans.
In 2014, elected officials in Suffolk County signed the “Housing Our Homeless Heroes Act,” a package of legislative initiatives to meet the goal of ending Veteran homelessness in our region. Along with United Veterans Beacon House and the Association for Mental Health and Wellness, Concern has received land from the County of Suffolk under this Act to develop housing for Veterans and their families.
Working with our development team, Concern will construct 3 single-family homes on a parcel of vacant land in Central Islip. Each home will have three bedrooms, 1 bath, kitchen, living areas, laundry room, indoor and outdoor storage and ample outdoor space. All homes will be energy efficient and handicapped accessible.
This project has been awarded $1,308,842 by the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance through the Homeless Housing and Assistance Program. Construction will begin in the second quarter of 2017.