Liberty Street House

Owego Apalachin Central School District and Tioga County Land Bank - Ground Breaking Ceremony at 103 Liberty Street in the Village of Owego

The Owego Apalachin Central School District (OACSD) and the Tioga County Property Development Corporation (Tioga County Land Bank) have formed a partnership to rehabilitate a home on Liberty Street in the Village of Owego. The Tioga County Land Bank acquired a property located at 103 Liberty Street in the Village. This property will be the worksite that will provide OACSD students involved in the school district’s Building Trades and Construction Systems Program a chance to rehabilitate a single-family home. This partnership will provide OA students with a unique hands-on experience in specialized areas of blueprint reading, machine and tool operation, carpentry, electrical, plumbing and heating, OSHA safety requirements, and more. Grant funds for the project have been secured in the amount of $65,000 from the Floyd Hooker Foundation to assist with acquiring the property and purchasing additional equipment and tools for the program.

“This project will help address housing needs in the community and provide hands-on learning opportunities for students while also integrating local businesses and agencies such as Home Central and Tioga Opportunities Inc. into the program,” says Ralph Kelsey, Chair of the Tioga County Land Bank Board. “The Land Bank is excited to partner with the OACSD and the Floyd Hooker Foundation on such an innovative project.” 

See more photos from the ceremony here: 103 Liberty Street Owego Groundbreaking Ceremony

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