A former homeless shelter on Tarrytown Road will be demolished this week to make way for an affordable housing complex.
WestHab, an Elmsford-based provider of affordable housing, plans to raze three buildings at 22 Tarrytown Road sometime this week. In the shadow of the Westchester County Center, the not-for-profit will build a three-story, 28-unit apartment building, said Helen Rosenberg, WestHab’s general counsel and senior project manager.
“We want Westchester to have the housing available to house the people that our businesses need to hire,” she said. “We want the county business and tax base to grow.”
The “workforce housing,” expected to be completed by the summer of 2013, will be restricted to low-income individuals and families who earn between 30 percent and 80 percent of the area’s median income, Rosenberg said.
Photo: A former homeless shelter at 22 Tarrytown Rd (Dwight R. Worley / The Journal News)