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110 new affordable supportive apartments open in Cheektowaga

A sample apartment at Apple Blossom Apartments.
Apple Blossom Apartments
A sample apartment at Apple Blossom Apartments.

A new three-building apartment complex on Old Union Road in Cheektowaga has officially been opened.

Gov. Kathy Hochul's office said the $37 million Apple Blossom Apartments offer 110 affordable energy-efficient residences, with 60 apartments reserved for individuals in need of assistance for hearing or visual impairments, or residents with physical disabilities, while 48 units are reserved for individuals eligible for on-site mental health treatment services, through the New York State Office of Mental Health.

The three buildings are named Gala, Empire and Cortland, all apples that are grown in New York State. All apartments are affordable for households earning at or below 60% of the area's median income.

The development is part of the state's $20 billion five-year Housing Plan, to eventually build or update more than 100,000 affordable housing units, 6,000 of them with supportive services.