Five million dollars in emergency funding is coming to public housing authorities in the state outside of New York City, with a portion of that earmarked for the Binghamton Housing Authority.

(Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
(Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) say the funding is being allocated in the American Rescue Plan.

Binghamton is getting $251,352 while the Ithaca Housing Authority is being given $210,672 to support tenant-based rental assistance for individuals at risk for homelessness.

The largest allocation to so-called “upstate” housing authorities is going to the Rochester Housing Authority, which is set to receive $1,357,608.

In addition to combating homelessness, the funding is aimed at assisting people who are fleeing domestic violence, human trafficking or sexual assault.

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