Location: Buffalo, New York
Project Cost: $13.4 million
Target Population: Low-Income Households and Families
Amenities: Community gathering space; computer lab; off-street parking; washer/dryer hookups; laundry facility; green space; ENERGY Star Certified; Energy-Efficient Design
Partners: PUSH Buffalo; BNSC Buffalo Neighborhood Stabilization Company, Inc.; City of Buffalo; NYS Homes & Community Renewal; NYS Regional Economic Development Council
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Along with our community partner PUSH, Buffalo, we are proud of completion of Massachusetts Avenue Community Homes (MACH), a project that has removed blight, created jobs and provided affordable, energy-efficient housing in Buffalo. The $13.4 million project is part of an effort to revitalize a West Side neighborhood of Buffalo as a mixed-income, mixed-use sustainable community. This comprehensive project fits directly within the creativity, vitality and spirit of Buffalo’s Massachusetts Avenue corridor in PUSH’s Green Development Zone and the vision that its residents have for its future. Redeveloping 16 buildings (seven being substantially rehabilitated and nine newly constructed buildings), the project adds 46 affordable-rental units to the neighborhood consisting of one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom apartments. Five units are fully accessible to people of all abilities. The mixed-use development features 800 square feet of commercial space and a 700 sq. ft. community center.