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NYS Homes and Community Renewal, People Inc. and Mayor Brown Announce Start of Construction for Jefferson Avenue Apartments

New Apartments Continue Revitalization of Jefferson Avenue Commercial Corridor

What: Construction Kick-Off of People Inc. Jefferson Avenue Apartments

New York State Homes and Community Renewal, People Inc. and Mayor Brown will announce the start of construction on a $31 million affordable housing and supportive housing development on Buffalo’s East Side. Jefferson Avenue Apartments, to be located at 1140 and 1166 Jefferson Avenue, will include 89 affordable apartments in two buildings with 16 set aside for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The ground floor of both buildings will contain a total of 16,500 square feet of commercial space, which will include retail shops and house a People Inc. recruitment office.

When: Wednesday, December 19, at 11 a.m.

Where: Johnnie B. Wiley Amateur Athletic Sports Pavilion, 1100 Jefferson Ave., Buffalo

Who: City of Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown, Herb Bellamy of Bellamy Enterprises, Upstate Development Director of NYS Homes and Community Renewal Lenny Skrill, NYS Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes, NYS Senator Tim Kennedy, NYS Congressmember Brian Higgins, Common Council President and Ellicott District Common Council Member Darius Pridgen, Nick Sinatra of Sinatra and Company Real Estate and People Inc. President and CEO Rhonda Frederick. 

Why: Well known for its development of group homes for individuals with developmental disabilities and affordable senior housing, People Inc. continues to serve the community by bringing various audiences together for a unique housing model. People Inc. Jefferson Avenue Apartments will include one and two-bedroom units, a community room with a small kitchen, on-site laundry facilities, ample green space, courtyards and off-street parking. 

People Inc., a multispecialty non-profit health and human services agency, provides programs and services to more than 12,000 people with developmental disabilities, special needs, their families and older adults throughout Western New York and the Greater Rochester region. Since 1970, People Inc. has assisted individuals to achieve greater degrees of independence and productivity. With nearly 4,000 employees, People Inc. is one of the region’s largest employers. To learn more, visit, follow People Inc. on Facebook or Twitter @PeopleIncNews.

Western New York 1219 North Forest Road | P.O. Box 9033 | Williamsville, New York 14231 | Phone: 716.817.7400 | Toll Free NY 1.888.7PEOPLE | Fax: 716.634.3889

Rochester 1860 Buffalo Road | Rochester, NY 14624 | Phone 585.441.9300 | Fax 585.441.9398

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