Old Erie County school gets new life as apartment building

November 15, 2017 - 12:07 am

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A century-old school building in the Buffalo suburbs is beginning its second life as an apartment complex for low-income New Yorkers.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the grand opening of the project, known as Highland School Apartments.

He says the facility will provide much-needed help to struggling families and individuals.

Ten of the building's 38 apartments will be set aside for adults with developmental disabilities, with a special emphasis on those at risk of homelessness.

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul attended a ceremony marking the opening of the complex. She called the project a "collaborative effort" that provides housing while also giving new purpose to a vacant building.

Funding for the project includes state tax credits and assistance from a state agency serving disabled New Yorkers.

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