Originally airing Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016
WRFA Public Affairs Director Jason Sample talks with Patrick Morris, executive director of CODE, Inc. about two awards CODE received from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment. The Awards of Merit were presented to CODE for partnering with Southern Tier Environments for Living and the Jamestown Area YMCA.
At Appleyard Terrace, CODE and STEL have worked together to provide housing for the mentally ill with on-site case management.
By working with the Jamestown Area YMCA, CODE has assisted in providing a summer and after-school meal program, with school homework assistance during the school year, to children living in one of their facilities.
Morris also provided an update on an effort to develop a park in an area of 2nd Street in Jamestown, as well as talked about a program that provides funding for Medicaid recipients who need upgrades added to their homes.
And Morris gave an update on the proposed Jackson Spring housing development on Spring St., saying that it’s now on hold because it didn’t receive a state grant that CODE had applied for to help cover the cost. He said they will apply for funding again to see if it can be secured for next year.
The proposed $11 million Jackson Springs housing complex would reportedly include 45 apartments, 14 of which would be two-bedroom and the rest would be single bedroom.