Buffalo is getting another affordable housing community. Governor Kathy Hochul made the announcement yesterday, Wednesday, November 22, 2022. Construction on the Apartments at the Lyceum on Buffalo's Eastside has begun. The former school will be transformed into 42 affordable and supportive apartments in the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood. Gov. Hochul said,

We are committed to doing right by East Buffalo, making it a better and more affordable place to live and creating new beginnings for the community. New York State is not only investing in energy-efficient and modern homes but also creating a community service hub that will provide families with the resources they need to succeed. As a born-and-raised Western New Yorker, I've seen first-hand how this community has been left behind in the past - and I'm committed to turning the page as we build a better future.

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The project will renovate the St. John Kanty Lyceum building at 97 Swinburne Street and 10 nearby lots. When completed, there will be 42 affordable apartments, with 12 of the apartments set aside for households in need of supportive services.

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$118 Million Upgrades To Affordable Housing Development Finished In Rochester

Governor Hochul has certainly been keeping her word when it comes to creating and upgrading affordable housing in New York. Upgrades to an affordable housing development in Rochester have been completed. The $118 million rehabilitation project at the Park Square affordable housing complex in Rochester is now finished. The complex provides 335 modern and energy-efficient apartments near the city's Inner Loop. Governor Hochul said,

As part of my administration's commitment to making sure every New Yorker has access to affordable housing, we are taking on monumental transformations to preserve our supply and quality of affordable homes for Rochester's current and future residents. The modernization of Park Square is an integral component of the ongoing revitalization of downtown Rochester as well as our work to protect valuable Mitchell-Lama housing across New York by keeping it safe and affordable. Park Square is a critical asset for the city and an incredible opportunity for residents to live in a vibrant neighborhood with access to all Rochester has to offer.

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Park Square was built in 1974. It was constructed under the New York State Mitchell-Lama Program, which created low- and moderate-income housing around the state. Some of the upgrades to the complex include replacing functionally obsolete water, sewer, and electrical systems. Also, new appliances were placed in the renovated apartments. Landscaping and a greenspace were installed, a community room and exercise room were added, and two parking lots with 170 spaces were created.

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