On Friday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a housing initiative in the Finger Lakes that hopefully follows suit in the Hudson Valley.

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Gov. Cuomo announced the grand opening of a $2.62 million supportive housing project for homeless veterans and those struggling with substance abuse. Cuomo is quoted as saying ""In the face of a homelessness crisis that has affected communities in every corner of this state, New York has made a historic commitment to help ensure that every New Yorker has a safe place to call home. These supportive housing units will provide homeless veterans and those suffering from substance abuse with the housing and support services they need for a better life and a brighter future."

The project will be a permanent transition housing facility in Ontario,Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties, where residents will have access to services that will help them get back on track.

We hear so many stories about Veterans in need of homes or somewhere to stay, even right here in the Hudson Valley. If you're a veteran or struggling with substance abuse or know someone who is take a look at the VA Hudson Valley Health Care System.