Affordable Housing

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The Common Council's Legislation Committee approved the latest version of the Green Code Tuesday and sent it for full Council approval on Tuesday. The matter moved through committee though several speakers raised concerns over a variety of issues.


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While it has been talked about for some time, city officials are now pushing hard for some mandatory affordable housing in new developments in the city.


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1490 Jefferson Avenue had a long history in Buffalo’s East Side community, before it sat vacant for the last six years or so. Now it’s seeing new life as Bellamy Commons – an affordable housing complex with commercial space and room for a future museum.


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Buffalo has a booming housing sector and more units are on the way. However, some Common Councilmembers want to protect people of low and moderate incomes from being crushed under the development steamroller.

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A new apartment building has opened inside an historic building on Buffalo's East Side. Evergreen Health Services cut the ribbon on Monday on its 56-unit Evergreen Lofts on Genesee Street near Michigan Avenue.

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A local group that promotes affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization has a voice at the Paris climate conference.

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New affordable housing will soon be available near downtown Buffalo. Evergreen Health Services is redeveloping an old five story warehouse on Cherry Street, just off the Kensington Expressway.


An $825,000 settlement between Evans Bank and New York State could provide a major boost to revitalization efforts on Buffalo's East Side.

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Washington is sending $169,000 into Buffalo's West Side to help with the improving housing picture.

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A brand new, affordable housing complex six years in the making is now complete. 

On Tuesday morning, Housing Opportunities Made Equal, also known as HOME, dedicated the Oxford Commons Apartments at 1542 Main Street on the corner of Ferry Street.

It took a lengthy, joint effort to transform the formerly vacant 19th century building into new housing. Masten District Council member Demone Smith says HOME, the state, and city joined forces to help complete the $2.9 million project.

"Some people got together and did the right thing," Smith said.

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