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Housing Project Gets Half Million Dollar Federal Boost

By Joyce Kryszak

Buffalo, NY – Representative Jack Quinn was is in Buffalo Saturday to present housing officials with $500,000 in federal subsidies for phase three of the Frederick Douglass Housing Project.

Along with other state grants and tax credits, the federal money will help fund the roughly $20 million portion of the $46 million total construction costs.

This portion of the mixed use housing project will add forty five townhouses for low-income families.

The Frederick Douglass replaces the former east side public housing project with a more community oriented environment of affordable homes.

Quinn said the merits of the project helped in securing the highly competitive federal funding.

"This was one of those instances where we know it's needed in the City of Buffalo, that's for darn sure," said Quinn. "And the job already that the BHA is doing stood on its merits, and we stood up pretty well agianst the competition."

Construction of phase two, the senior housing portion of the complex, is near completion. Phase three is expected to begin within the next six months.