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Home > Leadership > Mayor > Archived Press Releases > 2015 Archives > June 2015 > Reopening of Senior Apartments

Reopening of Senior Apartments


City allocates $700,000 to this $13.5 million affordable senior housing renovation project in North Buffalo

June 12, 2015 - Mayor Byron Brown, along with New York State Assembly Member Crystal Peoples-Stokes, city officials and community members, today attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the official grand re-opening of the Hertel Senior Apartments in North Buffalo.  The affordable senior housing complex was built in 1996 and improvements included apartment and common space upgrades, new green energy efficient lighting and windows.

“All city residents deserve a safe and affordable place to live, and as we build a city of opportunity to ensure everyone benefits from Buffalo’s rising prosperity, we’re focused on our continued commitment to further strengthen neighborhoods by providing the best housing possible, particularly for our city seniors,” said Mayor Brown, noting the city’s allocation of $700,000 to this $13.5 million affordable housing renovation project.  “This is a great day for over 130 of our city seniors who can now enjoy their newly renovated state-of-the-art homes in North Buffalo.”

The $13.5 million project was developed by SA+A Development of Miami, Florida. Financial support of $700,000 in HOME funds from the City of Buffalo and bonds provided by Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority (BMHA) is what helped to bring this affordable housing project to completion.

SA+A Development spent more than one year renovating the four-story 119,000 square foot senior facility that includes a ground floor retail hair salon, yarn shop, and other offices. The newly renovated facility is 100% occupied. Hertel Senior Apartments in North Buffalo is a handicapped accessible complex that also provides residents with several reading rooms, a large community room, on-site parking and laundry facilities.

"SAA has a long standing history of providing affordable housing for seniors in Buffalo and under the leadership of David Alexander and I, we look forward to a bright future contributing quality housing that uplifts the communities and people we serve in this great City, especially our seniors," said Ernst Valery, President of SA+A.