YONKERS, NY (June 2022) – Saint Joseph’s Medical Center President Michael Spicer and Saint Joseph’s Medical Center Chairman James Landy joined with Yonkers, Westchester County and New York State officials on June 9 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of Landy Court, an affordable apartment building located at 10 School Street in downtown Yonkers. 

From left, Councilwoman Corazon Pineda Isaac; Westchester County Executive George Latimer; Yonkers Deputy Mayor Anthony Landi; Assemblyman Nader Sayegh; Ralph Fasano, CEO Concern Housing; Saint Joseph’s Medical Center President & CEO Michael Spicer; Saint Joseph’s Medical Center Chairman James Landy; Mr. Landy’s wife, Nancy Landy; City Council President Lakisha Collins-Bellamy; Dr. Ann Sullivan, Commissioner of New York State Office of Mental Health; Ruthanne Visnauskas, Commissioner of the NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal, and Brenda McAteer, Assistant Director, New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.

The 7-story building features 32 efficiency one- and two-bedroom affordable housing units for individuals and families who meet the affordable housing guidelines. The building also has 48 efficiency units of supportive housing. Referrals for the supportive housing units will come from the Westchester County Single Point of Access program which is coordinated through Westchester County’s Department of Community Mental Health. Amenities at Landy Court include roof-top garden; fitness center; large community rooms; library/computer and laundry facilities. 

The $49 million Landy Court was co-developed in partnership with Concern Housing, Inc and CSD Housing LLC. Participation by the following funders and government agencies made this project a reality: NYS Office of Mental Health; NYS Housing Finance Agency; NYS Housing and Community Renewal; NYS Homeless Housing and Assistance Corporation; Dormitory Authority State of New York; The Richman Group; and Bank of America. 

“Saint Joseph’s affordable and supportive housing meets a significant need in our community. The affordable housing provides an attractive, new permanent place to live for local individuals and families who meet the qualifications. The 48 supportive apartments will meet the needs of those individuals who have demonstrated the ability to live independently in the community with on-site support services. This program is designed to offer support and assistance to help individuals maintain skills of daily living and foster successful integration in the community,” said Saint Joseph’s Medical Center President and CEO Michael Spicer. 

“Congratulations to Saint Joseph’s Medical Center on the vision and completion of this wonderful addition to our city’s housing stock,” said Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano. “Saint Joseph’s has long been a cornerstone of our community and this project demonstrates their continued commitment to the needs of our residents, providing new, quality affordable housing.” 

OMH Commissioner Dr. Ann Sullivan said, “Landy Court will provide people living with mental illness with the on-site services and the safe and stable homes they need to live full and productive lives in their own communities. This is a great addition to downtown Yonkers and another example of Governor Hochul’s commitment to helping vulnerable New Yorkers, and we at OMH are proud to have played a role in its construction.”

The building is named after James J. Landy who has served as Chairman of the Board of Saint Joseph’s Medical Center since 1991 and has long been an advocate for affordable and supportive housing. Saint Joseph’s Medical Center is a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Charity Ministry Network. Jim Landy is a Sisters of Charity associate.