Built on a former Brownfield site, True Bethel Townhomes is located in the Delavan-Grider neighborhood of Buffalo, New York. The four newly constructed multi-family buildings offer 10 two-, 14 three- and six four-bedroom apartments affordable to families earning at or below 60 percent of Area Median Income.
Six of the 30 apartments are handicap-accessible and target persons who have a physical disability/traumatic brain injury. Design features include roll-in showers, lowered countertops, lever-type faucets and door handles, tilt mirrors and visual door bells and fire alarms. The remaining 25 units are handicap-adaptable.
True Bethel offers ample green space and energy-saving design features to help reduce environmental impact and provide long-term cost savings. The community center features a management office, community room with full kitchen, laundry facilities, computer room with internet access and activity room. A coordinator provides tenants with assistance in locating services from other agencies and offers life-skills workshops such as financial fitness, budgeting and how to establish and properly use credit to promote their economic and physical well-being.
Belmont Housing Resources, a highly-respected non-profit with considerable affordable housing success in Western New York, partnered with True Bethel Baptist Church on the development and National Equity Fund® invested $5.6 million in LIHTC equity.