Frederick Douglass Towers

515 Clinton St, Buffalo, New York 14204

Located at Clinton and Jefferson, Douglass offers:

  • One, two and three bedroom apartments
  • Close to the Clinton (#2), William (#1) and Jefferson (#18) bus lines
  • Some wheelchair accessible units
  • Community room
  • Laundry facilities
  • Close to downtown

Frederick Douglass Towers Details

  • 144 bedroom units.
  • HOME Investment Partnerships Program
  • Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)
  • Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)
  • Public Housing

Property Amenities

  • Community Room
  • Laundry Facility

HOME Investment Partnerships Program

This project has received some funding from a participating jurisdiction (local or state government agency) through the HUD HOME Investments Partnerships Program (HOME). In projects with five or more HOME-assisted units, at least 20% of these units must be occupied by families earning 50% or less of area median income (AMI). All other HOME-assisted units must be occupied by families earning 80% or less of AMI, but in practice most are reserved for families earning 60% or less AMI. Maximum monthly rent is capped with a Low HOME Rent for <50% AMI units and a High HOME Rent for the remaining HOME-assisted units. Contact the property directly for the specific dollar amount of these rent caps.

Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)

Since this property has received funding in part through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, a certain number of units are set aside for lower income households. Households must earn either less than 50% or 60% of the area median income (depending on the set-aside option chosen by the property owner) to qualify for these units. Rents in these units are capped at a maximum of 30% of the set-aside area median income (adjusted for unit size). Some rental units in this property may not be subject to LIHTC and therefore have higher rents and no maximum household income requirement.

Public Housing

Since this property is owned and managed by a Public Housing Authority, all of the rents at this property are based on tenant incomes. Tenants will make a monthly contribution toward rent equal to 30% of their adjusted income. A housing authority may establish a minimum rent of up to $50.

Buffalo HUD Rental Assistance Income Qualifications

Generally, households earning up to the income limit in the table below for their household size are eligible for units participating in a HUD rental assistance program in Buffalo but actual income limits may differ for units at Frederick Douglass Towers.

AMI Band 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% $18,450 $21,050 $23,700 $27,750 $32,470 $37,190 $41,910 $46,630
50% $30,700 $35,100 $39,500 $43,850 $47,400 $50,900 $54,400 $57,900
80% $49,150 $56,150 $63,150 $70,150 $75,800 $81,400 $87,000 $92,600

Frederick Douglass Towers is managed by Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority.

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