Yonkers Mayor Spano Joins with MHACY Officials To Tour Renovation Projects at Housing Complexes

Real Estate In-Depth | June 2019

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and officials with the Municipal Housing Authority of the City of Yonkers recently toured two affordable housing projects that have received $83 million in renovations and another that is slated for more than $17 million worth in property upgrades.

YONKERS—Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano recently joined with officials from the Municipal Housing Authority of the City of Yonkers (MHACY) for a tour of two affordable housing complexes that have or will receive more than $100 million in renovations.

The tour, which was held on May 31, included the William A. Walsh Homes at 75 Walsh Road and William A. Schlobohm Houses at Schroeder Street. Joseph Shuldiner, executive director, MHACY, led the tour with Mayor Spano and representatives of L&M Development Partners, the co-developer and general contractor for the projects.

The total cost of the renovations is approximately $35 million for Walsh and $48 million for Schlobohm. Renovations are also being made to John E. Flynn Manor at 334 Riverside Ave., bringing the total cost of the three projects to $100.4 million. Funding for the extensive renovations was provided by the State of New York Homes and Community Renewal.

Among the many improvements are:

• Renovated kitchens including cabinets, lighting, counters, flooring, painting and appliances; renovated bathrooms including new fixtures, lighting, cabinets, tub enclosures, flooring and painting; renovated apartment interiors including new LED lighting and painting. Work was also undertaken on specific ADA compliant apartments designed for accessibility.

• Major elevator repairs, cab refurbishment and upgrades, including in-cab security cameras.

• New state-of-the-art security cameras in hallways and lobbies throughout the two complexes. The security system can be accessed by property managers via iPhone or laptop computer and is accessible by the Yonkers Police Department.

• New windows, doors and roofing; new exterior cladding on windows and roofs and newly renovated balconies at Walsh Houses.

• Renovated community rooms, new playgrounds and upgrade outdoor recreation areas.

“Yonkers is committed to providing quality homes to our affordable housing stock,” said Yonkers Mayor Spano. “These renovations breathe new life and energy into the lives and homes of our residents. I want to thank all our federal, state and local partners in making the funds available for this much-needed investment, as well as MHACY’s board and its Executive Director Joe Shuldiner for his leadership and perseverance in ensuring our residents live in safe and healthy environments.”

The Schlobohm Houses complex, located in the downtown area, consists of eight elevator buildings. Each building is eight-stories, and is easily accessible to public transportation, medical services, restaurants, shopping and places of worship. The complex has one-bedroom to four-bedroom sized units, and there are multiple handicap accessible units on the property.

Walsh Homes is a senior community that consists of three eight-story elevator buildings that include efficiency units, one-bedroom units, and multiple handicap accessible units. Many of the units have balconies. All units are cable and Verizon Fios ready. Located in the downtown area, it is easily accessible to public transportation, medical services, places of worship and a wide array of shops and restaurants.