UB Law School’s Affordable Housing Clinic has helped to secure three grants totaling more than $28 million that will enable the construction of 106 new housing units in the City of Buffalo.
The new housing on the city’s west, east and south sides, will be energy-efficient apartments with affordable rents for senior citizens and low-income persons. Funding for the construction projects will come through the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal.
“This is a real tribute to the work the clinic has done, along with its students,” says George Hezel, clinical professor of law and director of the Affordable Housing Clinic. “They have poured their hearts and souls into this project. It’s a good result for the community at large and proof that UB is an economic development engine for the city and the region. If Buffalo is going to remain competitive in its search for federal and state funds, it needs an experienced and sophisticated advocate. With the clinic, we have an edge that other cities don’t have.”