Shovels ready for new affordable housing project

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The shovels will be out Wednesday when officials break ground on a new affordable housing project.

The Massachusetts Avenue Park Community Homes will go up near the Massachusetts Avenue Park on the city’s west side. PUSH Buffalo is behind the $12.4 million project.

Besides nine new structures, crews will also convert seven buildings that have been vacant for a long time. When all is said and done, there will be 46 new, energy efficient apartments.

Several local leaders are expected to be at the event, including Congressman Brian Higgins, Mayor Byron Brown, Senator Tim Kennedy, Assemblyman Sean Ryan and Council member David Rivera. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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