Personal care homes can once again open in Albany now that new regulations on the businesses are in place.
Tuesday, city commissioners unanimously approved a new personal care home ordinance.
It requires the businesses to be at least a thousand feet away from each other.
They will be allowed in all residential districts as long as they have no more than 4 residents.
"It's a good balance between providing areas where anybody can live and providing some sort of protection to the neighborhood where it doesn't become institutional," said Albany Planning Director Paul Forgey.
The city put a moratorium on new personal care homes in place in September.
That moratorium is lifted with the passage of the new ordinance.