$13 million substantial rehabilitation and conversion of the former Buffalo Public School #57 into apartments and a multi-purpose community service facility. The renovation of the 100+ year old vacant building will provide 27 units of permanent and supportive housing for women and children; a new home for the Matt Urban Hope Center and its Urban Diner, and a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen that will support the diner and provide a new opportunity for workforce development programming; a community health clinic; and a large food pantry. Funding for the project includes the NYS Division of Homes and Community Renewal, Homeless Housing and Assistance Program, Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency. The project is also receiving historic tax credits.
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