Creating Housing for the Poor and Elderly

For more than 20 years, the Law School's Affordable Housing Clinic has taken the lead in creating high-quality, low-income housing to meet the needs of residents of Western New York.

Since its inception, more than $200 million in affordable housing funding has been secured for Western New York projects by law students and law faculty participating in the clinic.

Projects funded with its assistance have created more than 2,000 units of affordable housing for low-income families, the elderly, targets of domestic violence, and persons with disabilities.

Working with the region's prominent community organizations, UB Law's Affordable Housing Clinic over the years has helped develop many of Western New York's most vital community resources, including Cornerstone Manor Transitional Housing, Trinity Park Senior Apartments, Hope House, St. Ann's Apartments, and Carolyn's House of Niagara Falls, which houses 19 homeless women and their children.

"We couldn't have created Carolyn's House without the help of UB and the clinic," said Kathleen Granchelli, CEO of YWCA of Niagara, which operates the house. "This is not just housing. The most important component is moving families from dependence to independence."