$1 million is coming from New York State to help the Binghamton-Broome Anti-Poverty Initiative deal with issues facing poorer families in the region.

The funds will focus on affordable housing, child care and transportation through a dozen proposed projects.

Binghamton Mayor Richard David, in his State of the City address, acknowledged the problem with poverty and quality of life for residents in the City.  Officials have said a third of Binghamton residents live below the poverty line.  That number includes half of Binghamton’s children.

The Anti-Poverty Initiative hopes to have a clearer view of final projects to be funded by June.