TROY, N.Y. — Mayor Wm. Patrick Madden announced that seven more units at the Harbour Point Gardens apartment complex were deemed by Troy’s Bureau of Code Enforcement to meet the minimum standards for safe human habitation.
“I am pleased that more families are going to be able to return to their homes and their lives after weeks of hardship,” said Mayor Madden. “It is my hope they will continue at this pace so that all affected families have the choice to return home to Harbour Point Gardens.”
On Tuesday, August 1, Troy's Bureau of Code Enforcement inspected units at the Harbour Point Apartments (138-188 Delaware Ave, Troy, N.Y.). Units 170B, 170C, 172B, 174B, 174C, 174D, and 186B were found to be safe, fit, and reasonably in compliance with the minimum standards for occupancy as outlined in the 2020 New York State Property Maintenance Code.
Tenants were evacuated from their apartments on June 22, 2023 after the failure of property management to address dangerous bowing brick veneers on the property, which posed imminent risk of undue harm to residents and visitors. Since then, the City has worked to facilitate and encourage the rehabilitation of the affected units.
Background information on this matter may be found at troyny.gov/hpg.
Wm. Patrick Madden was elected Mayor of the City of Troy on November 3, 2015. Mayor Madden previously served for 30 years as the Executive Director of the Troy Rehabilitation and Improvement Program (TRIP), a community development corporation with a strong commitment to providing a path to home ownership through financial management counseling and educational programing, helping over thousands of families purchase their first home. Over the course of his tenure, Mayor Madden has rescued the City from a direly indebted financial position, initiated a comprehensive and equitable lead service line replacement program and enacted policies that have grown our small business economy and improved Troy’s housing stock.