Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME
) will dedicate its new headquarters and the Oxford Commons Apartments this morning at 1542 Main Street at Ferry. Following remarks by Mayor Brown, representatives from the Governor's office, and the Commissioner of the NYS Division of Homes and Community Renewal, there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours of the complex.
Today's ceremony will mark the culmination of a six-year effort to save a long-vacant and fire-damaged 19th Century building and to build a three-story addition designed by architect Charles Gordon. The enlarged building provides 3,400 sq.ft. of barrier-free office space for the regional fair housing agency as well as ten units of energy-efficient, barrier-free housing for families of limited means. Lamparelli Construction was the general contractor for the project.
In addition to providing new housing, the project marries architectural preservation with community development--changing the face of the highly visible Main Street intersection which acts as a gateway to both the Linwood-Oxford and Cold Springs neighborhoods. It will also provide the first permanent home for the nationally recognized fair housing agency. Across the street, developer Nick Sinatra's Sinatra & Company Realty is planning a multi-building renovation project, The Fenton Village
Housing Opportunities Made Equal is a not-for-profit civil rights agency founded in 1963 to eliminate housing discrimination. HOME's mission is to assist victims of housing discrimination and to educate landlords and tenants about fair housing matters.
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