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Earlier this month, we held a ribbon cutting for our brand new affordable housing complex, Ridgeway Commons, located on Ridge Road in Lackawanna. This complex offers 32 units to families and individuals, as well as 8 set aside for people with developmental disabilities. Handicapped accessible apartments are also available.
Joel, a tenant at Ridgeway Commons, spoke during the ceremony about how Community Services has helped him and his wife get settled in the Buffalo area. They had previously lived in Puerto Rico when Hurricane Maria hit. Joel said it was devastating, and they had no electricity or water. His daughter brought them back to Buffalo where they eventually heard about Ridgeway Commons. They were able to move in earlier this spring.
“I love it here. My wife and I are so happy and grateful,” Joel said about their new apartment.
The new complex has also helped Shanon and Charlene. Shanon had lived in a group home his entire life. Now he has moved into Ridgeway Commons, his first apartment! Charlene also moved in, becoming more independent and is “loving her new place.”
This project was made possible by NYS Homes and Community Renewal, with funding from the Federal Low Income Housing Credit program, NYS Housing Trust Fund Corporation and the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.
We are so thankful to our partners who helped make this project possible and are thrilled to be able to provide this wonderful new place to people in our local community.
Ridgeway Commons’ applications are available here.
You can read news stories about the opening by clicking the following links: