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NEW HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FOR SENIORS DEDICATED

Mayor Masiello and University Council Member Kevin Helfer joined with federal, state and business representatives in ribbon-cutting Thursday at Buffalo's newest senior housing development, the $7 million Jill Joseph Towers complex at 66 Custer St. between Minnesota and Lisbon avenues.

The three-story building contains 127 apartments and will serve low-income tenants age 55 and older. One-bedroom apartments will rent for $479, while two-bedroom units will go for $575.

Jill Joseph Towers also offers community rooms, laundry facilities, a video security system and a landscaped patio area with tables and chairs. Clover Management of Amherst, one of Western New York's largest apartment owner-managers, built the project primarily with private funds. The city contributed $150,000 to the effort.

The project was named for Ms. Joseph, a murder victim.

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