A seniors housing project in Clarence and a facility in Lancaster for developmentally disabled people will share more than $5.1 million from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, Rep. Thomas M. Reynolds, R-Clarence, announced Thursday.
Approximately $4.7 million is going to the Clarence project, which consists of 50 one-bedroom units of housing on Sheridan Drive for low-income seniors. The other $428,200 will go toward construction of a fully accessible group home on Como Park Boulevard, Lancaster, for six disabled people.
People Inc. of Amherst is the developer.
"Thanks to Congressman Reynolds' support for our housing proposals, we will be able to better address the growing need for affordable housing in this community," said Dr. James Boles, president and chief executive officer of People Inc. "These communities will be People Inc.'s 11th and 12th housing developments in Erie County, providing a vital service to our elderly and disabled population."