After a yearlong renovation project to rehab and modernize Mariner towers, local management hosted an appreciation day on August 22, 2014 to thank resident and introduce them to their new amenities, like the newly expanded and renovated community room.
As dozen of resident enjoyed hot dogs and drinks, the management gave resident a tour of the renovated facilities.
Outside agencies and vendors such as the Department of Health, the Buffalo Fire Department and area health clubs participated in the event by hosting informational booths were resident could receive information on health, safety, parenting and money management.
The Mariner Tower project involved the purchase, rehabilitation and preservation of 292 units of very low-income family housing. The project has a 290-unit Section 8 Contract that expires in 2014, and HUD has agreed to extend the Section 8 Contract for 15 years at the time of the closing. Financing was be provided by New York State Homes and Community Renewal and City of Buffalo HOME funds, and the Homes for Working Families Program. The Affordable Housing Program subsidy was used towards rehabilitation costs.