Buffalo’s Newest Affordable Housing Complex Is Opening Soon to Residents
A brand new affordable housing complex is opening soon in Buffalo and gives residents access to a fresh food grocery store. Governor Kathy Hochul announced today, October 21, 2021, that 201 Ellicott Street will soon open to residents. The $76 million apartment building in downtown Buffalo has been under construction for at least a year. The location will provide Buffalonians with 201 mixed-income affordable homes. The complex was built on a former city-owned parking lot, which underwent brownfield remediation first.
Governor Hochul spoke about the importance of creating affordable housing for working families and people,
Creating and securing affordable housing is a cornerstone of building thriving communities and my administration is committed to making the investments necessary to make those efforts a reality. This project, which will create hundreds of affordable units in the heart of Buffalo's central business district, is the latest example of this work and represents a major step forward in achieving a flourishing Buffalo.
The building has 131 one-bedroom apartments and 70 two-bedroom apartments.
Most apartments are affordable to households earning at or below 60 percent of the Area Median Income. 44 apartments are affordable to households earning up to 80 percent of the AMI.
There are quite a few amenities at 201 Ellicott Street, including Buffalo's first mobility hub which is designed to encourage residents to walk, bike, take public transit, and carshare. There's also an onsite gym, laundry facilities on each floor, a community room, and bicycle storage. There is also an outdoor recreational area and residents will enjoy an onsite Reddy Bike station.
Leasing for the units is currently open and you can reach out to Belmont Housing by calling (716) 884-7791 or visiting its website if you are interested. The fresh food grocery store that residents of 201 Ellicott Street will have access to is the Braymiller Market. It is already open.