BATAVIA, N.Y. — New affordable housing developments were unveiled in Batavia on Tuesday. 

State and local leaders were on hand for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to announce two new developments.

The first development, Liberty Square, is a four-story building that has more than 50 units, with some units accessible to those with hearing, vision or mobility impairments.

The other unit on Ellicot Station has five stories and also has more than 50 apartments. 

This development includes outdoor amenities like a playground and walking trail while hoping to improve the atmosphere of the surrounding neighborhood.

Officials say the projects are challenging, but worth it for area residents.

"Since representing the Finger Lakes and Western New York in Congress, I've fought to ensure access to quality affordable homes," Gov. Kathy Hochul said in a statement. "Every New Yorker deserves a safe place to call home and a roof over their head, and today's announcement will enhance the quality of life for dozens of families at Liberty Square and Ellicott Station. As we build back from the COVID crisis, we will continue to take bold action to tackle the housing crisis and make the Empire State a more affordable place for all."

"Safe and stable housing is important for all members of the community," Batavia City Council President Eugene Jankowski, Jr. said in a statement. "I'm happy to see the Liberty Square project finalized and the Ellicott Station project breaking ground. As a Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) Community, the City has seen a renaissance in growth and development. I believe the momentum is just beginning."

In total, more than $38 million of funding was used for the developments.