DePaul Rochester View Apartments Wins Community Impact Award

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

DePaul’s Rochester View Apartments was selected for the prestigious Community Impact Award out of more than 50 nominees from the New York Housing Conference.

The event’s theme was “Uplifting Communities — Reimagine, Revitalize and Renew” and featured projects and initiatives making a difference in New York neighborhoods. Rochester View Apartments, designed by SWBR Architects, is designed to better accommodate income-eligible tenants who are deaf, hard of hearing or use American Sign Language. The community consists of 61 affordable one- and two-bedroom apartments offering enhanced supports. Each apartment is equipped with specific technology, including open floor plans with high levels of visibility, strategic lighting, safety lights on appliances, vibrating-alarm beds in case of a fire, hard-wired strobe lights for carbon monoxide and fire alarms.

“We are very pleased to provide this much-needed affordable housing option for income-eligible individuals in our community,” said Mark H. Fuller, president of DePaul. “We are honored to be recognized with the Community Impact Award from the New York Housing Conference. This will help us continue to elevate Rochester View Apartments in our community.”

The project received funding from the New York State Homes and Community Renewal Unified Funding Application.