GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. -- Despite the controversy, an affordable housing apartment complex in Gloversville celebrated their grand opening last month with a ribbon cutting Wednesday.
Construction on Overlook Ridge Apartments began last year, which the city tired to block. Some residents argued they didn't want low income housing in their neighborhood and that there is already a lot of low income housing options offered in the city.
"When you do affordable housing, you always run into some obstacles. People have their own idea of what affordable housing is until is it up and built. Then they see for themselves it is really quality, affordable housing. We do security systems and surveillance systems," said Donna Bonfardeci, Kinderhook Development.
"With Donna's background checks, working with our police department, I think it is going to be a good thing for our city," said Gloversville Mayor Dayton King.
The complex consists of 48 units and is already half filled.