Meeting at library focuses on 7th Street housing

Library meeting focuses on housing

From 5 to 7 p.m. tonight at the Earl Brydges Library in Main Street, Pinnacle Community Services and Housing Visions will be hosting a meeting to discuss new housing options in the 7th Street neighborhood between Niagara and Ferry streets.

About a month ago, a passel of parcels in that corridor were listed on the agenda for the Niagara Falls City Council.

The item was pulled from the agenda. The same neighborhood, about two years ago was the area where the city tried to gift 10 properties for $50,000 to a grifter named Rod Davis who looked good in a suit but was, ultimately, never vetted by the city or state.

Pinnacle Community Services has headquarters on Main Street. As an agency, it works to improve the lives of children and families. Its 2022 publicly available tax filing showed almost $5 million in revenue with the majority coming from the State Department of Social Services.

Housing Visions has roots in Syracuse and has done projects in 16 different communities. The leadership shown on its website appears to show 9 white people.

Its 2022 tax filing showed revenue of almost $16.6 million. It appears to be a credible developer of low-income subsidized housing.

The only Buffalo area project the organization has completed is Silo City Apartment, with apartments ranging from $540 monthly for a studio to $1786 for a 4-bedroom apartment.

More information about Housing Visions is available at

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