Ground broken for supportive housing development project in Erie County, New York

WCN Editorial Team 27 Aug 2021 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

Ground has been broken of Angela's House, a $22.8m development that will transform a wing of the historic Villa Maria Academy into affordable housing in the Erie County town of Cheektowaga, New York, the US.

This project, which is funded in part by $3.6m from New York State’s Homeless Housing and Assistance Program, will see redevelopment of the former all-girls high school into 67 affordable apartments, including 21 supportive units that will cater to adults over the age of 55.

New York state Governor Kathy Hochul said: "All New Yorkers deserve a safe, stable place to live - especially seniors and older adults who have experienced homelessness.

"Angela's House will provide the affordable homes and supportive services that older adults in Erie County can use to address underlying issues that contributed to them experiencing housing insecurity. We remain committed to a brighter, more inclusive future as we rebuild New York, and projects like this one will help us to achieve that end."

The scheme will see redevelopment of a six-story Gothic Revival structure into 55 one-bedroom and 12 two-bedroom apartments.

All the units will be affordable for those earning 60% of the area median income or less.

Out of these apartments, 21 units will have supportive services that will be reserved for adults aged 55 or older who are experiencing homelessness.

Constructed in 1927 to accommodate a boarding and day high school for the Felician Sisters of St. Francis, the wing of the building being redeveloped was earlier occupied by Villa Maria Academy that closed in 2006.

Delta Development of Western New York has undertaken the project, and CB-Emmanuel Realty will serve as the project's leasing agent.

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The scheme will see redevelopment of a six-story Gothic Revival structure into 55 one-bedroom and 12 two-bedroom apartments. Credit: 영훈 박 from Pixabay.

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