Concern Housing, Inc., a Medford-based non-profit agency committed to helping individuals live with dignity and enhanced opportunities, celebrated the grand opening of Liberty Station in Port Jefferson Station, New York. Liberty Station, a 77-unit rental community, provides workforce and accommodating housing options to persons in the community, including veterans.
“We are thrilled to join the Port Jefferson community and provide a housing option that is in desperate need for so many in our region,” said, Ralph Fasano, Executive Director of Concern Housing. “Liberty Station offers veterans who have fought for our country quality, affordable housing as everyone deserves to live with dignity and respect. We a proud of our team and the numerous partners that made this much-needed project come to fruition.”
Standing beside its various partners and elected officials, Concern cut the celebratory ribbon welcoming six, two-story apartment buildings comprising 77 affordable homes. 75 of the 77 apartment homes are one-bedroom units, with the remaining units being two-bedroom units. 25 of the apartments are reserved for veterans, 20 additional units are given preference for veterans and the remaining units are for individuals making less than 50 percent of the Area Median Income.
To ensure the quality living of residents, the community also provides residents with access to private parking lots and amenities such as a fitness center, a library and a computer room.
Additionally, staff offices are on-site so staff members are available to help resolve any issues or needs. Residents also benefit from being in close proximity to major bus routes as well as the Port Jefferson LIRR station.
Liberty Station would not have been possible without the help and support from the following partners: New York State; Suffolk County; The Home Depot Foundation; Capital One; The Community Preservation Corporation; National Equity Fund and LISC.
“I am in an apartment on my own at a great location. I could never afford an apartment like this on my income and also, live on my own. I am living 150% better than I was. I love my own space, the sense of community and appreciate all that Concern does for housing Vets, like me.” stated Harold Mains – Sergeant, U.S. Army .
More About Concern Housing
For almost 50 years, Concern Housing has been helping low income and disabled persons achieve their goals of greater independence, housing stability, and increased pride in their accomplishments. Our programs have made it possible for individuals and families to transition out of homelessness and have reunited parents with children from whom they have been separated. We are one of the largest housing agencies of this kind in New York State. Concern offers a variety of housing options with individualized support services designed to support personal growth and independence.
Concern is currently serving over 2,000 individuals and families in over 240 locations.