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Ribbon cut on new senior housing in Albany

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New housing for low income elderly people opened Monday in Albany.

They're already full and a waiting list for others needing housing is growing.

City and national officials cut the ribbon for Arcadia Courtside.

The 24 unit elderly housing project is at the corner of North Madison and 7th Avenue.

It was built with a loan of more than 2 and a quarter million dollars from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Annie Nix was the first person to move in.

She told us she loves her new home.  "I like to be by myself. I was staying with my daughter, but I just like to be by myself," said Nix.

U.S. Department Of HUD Project Management Director Sue Barron said "The need for one age 62 and older is very great. In fact we only get very few units are funding each year. It's a very limited, very competitive."

HUD officials say the need for affordable housing for the elderly is growing,  but they worry less money will be available in coming years because of federal budget cuts.

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