Renovations to a prominent Main Street site are about to start. The "Home for HOME Project" will break ground with ceremonies at the northwest corner of Main and Ferry streets this Friday at 10:30 AM. A long-vacant but architecturally significant three-story building will be rehabilitated, and an adjoining structure facing Ferry Street will be constructed. The two buildings will house the offices of the civil rights organization, as well as ten units of energy-efficient, barrier-free, affordable housing.
Many supporters made generous contributions in order to make "Home for HOME" a reality. New York State Housing Trust Fund, the City of Buffalo, the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation, M & T Bank Charitable Foundation and the Mulroy Family Foundation were all major supporters of the project. Many others donated to HOME's Capital Campaign to build HOME's offices in the new building, contributing $340,000 of its goal.
HOME's Main-Ferry project was conceived by the board's Program Operations and Planning Committee and Janet Meiselman of Oxford Consulting.
Designed by architects Charles Gordon and Robert Conway, general contractor Paul Lamparelli estimates about eleven months from groundbreaking to completion.
Housing Opportunities Made Equal is a civil rights organization that has led the struggle for fair housing in the Buffalo Niagara region since 1963. HOME's mission is to promote the value of diversity and to ensure the people of Western New York an equal opportunity to live in the housing and in the community of their choice through education, advocacy, enforcement of fair housing laws, and the creation of new housing opportunities.
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