More on Housing
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the start of construction on a $22.8 million housing and healthcare development for older adults in the city of Buffalo. Westminster Commons will include a newly constructed building with 84 affordable and supportive apartments. The project, on the city's East Side, will also include the transformation of the historic Westminster Settlement House into a commercial healthcare center that includes adult day programming, medical clinic, pharmacy and physical rehabilitation services.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of Linwood Lafayette Senior Apartments in Buffalo, a new $11.6 million affordable housing development with 37 apartments for older New Yorkers. The development will also include support services that allow people with intellectual or developmental disabilities to live independently. The apartments were constructed on the site of the vacant Millard Fillmore Hospital in the Gates Circle neighborhood of Buffalo, offering residents easy access to public transportation and retail.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced The Veterans One-stop Center of WNY is the recipient of a Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) grant totaling $250,000 from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to continue the end of veteran homelessness in Western New York. The Veterans One-stop Center will implement SSVF throughout Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Orleans, and Wyoming counties.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Continuum of Care (CoC) Program has awarded almost $13.75 million in federal funding to Western New York organizations to assist in their mission to end h
“First and foremost, I commend the work of Canadian and United States intelligence and law enforcement agencies for successful efforts to thwart an attack on our nations. The US and Canada, linked literally and figuratively by bridges of peace, remain vigilant partners in our efforts to impede terrorists actions on our soil.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) is calling on the federal government to keep fines exacted on Tonawanda Coke Corporation here in Western New York. This week the company was found guilty of violations to the Clean Air Act and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, a verdict carrying upwards of $200 million in fines.
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer and Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) stood with Visit Buffalo Niagara President, Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, local veterans and business representatives to protest the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) decision to “postpone” the 27th Annual “Warriors on the Waterfront” Golden Age Games, scheduled to have taken place in Western New York beginning May 30, 2013.
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) expressed shock and disappointment upon learning of plans by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to “postpone” the 2013 National Veterans Golden Age Games in Buffalo, NY. Higgins is urging the VA Secretary to reconsider and proceed with the event, titled Warriors on the Waterfront scheduled for May 30 through June 4, 2013.
“Today’s meeting of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Board drew thoughtful discussion about the future transportation needs in downtown Buffalo. I commend Chairman Howard Zemsky and Executive Director Kim Minkel’s announcement that the NFTA will prepare a scope of work for a feasibility study regarding the future of the DL& W site and Metro Events Station.