We believe that quality housing can offer people with special needs an enriching environment that acts as a foundation for stability and independence.
Located in Henrietta, New York, the 61-unit DePaul Rochester View Apartments are New York State’s first apartment community to offer enhanced supports that accommodate income-eligible tenants who may be Deaf, hard of hearing and those using American Sign Language (ASL). CPC provided a SONYMA-insured $5.4 million pension fund permanent loan to help finance the $17.6 million project.
The development features state-of-the-art communication equipment and high-contrast visual design. There are open floor plans with handrails, an elevator accessible from the common area, lighting for high visibility, adaptive equipment, bedrooms wired to allow for bed shakers in case of fire or other emergencies, hard-wired strobe lighting for CO2 and fire alarms, lighted door alarms, video phone and video conferencing capability, controlled secure access, security cameras throughout the campus, signage with Braille markings and an on-site manager fluent in ASL. The building is 100 percent smoke-free.
The project’s developer DePaul, a private not-for-profit organization located in Rochester, NY also partnered with local artists as well as the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) to display artwork in the building.
Partners involved in the project included DePaul, Christa Construction, First Sterling, Monroe County, New York State Homes and Community Renewal, New York State Office of Mental Health, Rochester View Apartments Advisory Board of Professionals, SWBR Architects, P.C., and Betts Housing Partners.