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CPC celebrates ribbon cutting at Independence Square

Ribbon cutting ceremony. Photo credit: Ronald Glassman
Ribbon cutting ceremony. Photo credit: Ronald Glassman



Newburgh, NY On July 15th, Warwick Properties, Independent Home Care, Inc., The Community Preservation Corporation (CPC), NYS Homes and Community Renewal, Orange County, Raymond James Tax Credit Funds, and NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities celebrated the grand opening of Independence Sq., a three-story, 74-unit affordable housing development.

Located at 11 Washington Sq., Independence Sq. provides workforce housing for working families and supportive housing for individuals with disabilities. Support services are provided by Independent Living and subsidized by OPWDD.

Shown (from left) are: Cindi Vasta; Mary Newhard, deputy director, Hudson Valley DDRO (OPWDD); Doug Olcott, SVP & Hudson Valley Regional Director, CPC; Rev. David Mason; Sean Fitzgerald, VP & assistant commissioner, HCR; John Ebert, HOME program manager; Douglas Hovey, president/CEO, Independent Home Care, Inc., IL Strategy Group, Inc. & Independent Living Inc.; Several tenants; Steve Neuhaus, Orange County executive; Jonah Mandelbaum, president, Warwick Properties, Inc.; Orange County legislator Jim Kulisek; Donna Applegate; Charles Walwyn, III, ILI board chair; Newburgh mayor Judy Kennedy; and OC Chamber representatives.