The First Ward Action Council and City of Binghamton officials are celebrating the first house renovated for an affordable housing project in the First Ward.

Photo courtesy of Binghamton City Hall

The home on Crandall Street is part of a $10.5 million project to develop 37 affordable housing units in the area.

The Crandall Street neighborhood has been a problem spot with run-down properties and a history of crime.

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Binghamton City Councilwoman Dani Cronce says with safe, affordable housing, families can concentrate on work, education and improving their lives.

Three additional houses are being renovated under the Crandall Street Revitalization Project, expected to be finished in June.

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