Infilling: Citywide Sites Eyed for Affordable Housing

The City of Buffalo has identified 46 vacant properties where 47 affordable, single-family homes could be constructed.  The sites are to be sold to the Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Improvement Corp. (BENLIC) who will oversee the construction and sale of the residences.  The homes will have buyer income restrictions with income levels being at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Level, or $93,600 for a family of four.

Erie County and the City are partnering on the project using a combined $23.5 million in American Rescue Plan funds to subsidize the homes.  The sites are located in the Old First Ward, Hamlin Park, Black Rock, Lower West Side and elsewhere:

An additional five homes will be constructed in Cheektowaga.  BENLIC is currently working on home plans and has committed to home designs appropriate for the neighborhoods selected.

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