City, County Back Plan For More Senior Housing

 City, County Back Plan For More Senior Housing

The Buffalo City Council and Johnson County Commission voted to draft letters of support for the Buffalo Housing Authority to pursue funding to build more senior housing in Buffalo.

The BHA approached both entities at their Tuesday meetings, asking them for support for their plan.
Richard Trembley, with the BHA, said they are looking into the possibility of building 12 additional housing units for senior citizens.

Greg Hancock, Deputy Director of the Cheyenne Housing Authority, which is assisting the Buffalo office, gave details as to why more senior housing is needed in Buffalo.

They performed a market study for Buffalo and found there are 47 senior households that are income qualified that cannot find low-income senior housing.

Hancock explained where funding for the project would come from.

The 12-unit building would be built on a one-acre parcel of land owned by the BHA adjacent to the Clear Creek Apartments, close to the Buffalo Senior Center.
Hancock said they would know by the end of April if they received funding and the units would be ready to occupy about a year later.

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