SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- The city of Saratoga Springs broke ground on a new affordable housing development on Wednesday. 

The Intrada Saratoga Springs will be home to 157 units for working families. This is in response to a report that found the city was lacking in affordable housing.

The new development will also dedicate 10 apartments for youth aging out of foster care.

“We’re going to be able to take them in and get them stable housing, give them the skills and resources they need to transition successfully into adulthood,” said Sue Catroppa, the executive director for CAPTAIN Community Human Services.

Construction will take about 18 months.