The Gateway Lofts projects is addressing several critical housing needs in the community. It is adding more quality affordable housing to the local housing market. Quality units that are both safe and affordable are proven to increase health and financial outcomes of families. The project is also addressing the need for more permanent supportive housing in the County and the City of Jamestown. For those with severe and persistent mental illness, permanent supportive housing provides a environment where people are stable as they work towards their long-term goals. National research has demonstrated that persons who are stabilized through permanent supportive housing are less likely to visit the emergency room and less likely to become incarcerated--this is good for people and good for the community."Josiah Lamp, ChairpersonChautauqua County Homeless Coalition
I was very impressed with the vision of the plan. This could be a remarkable advantage for people that are moving, through diversion, into housing. So I am very encouraged. It’s something that I’ve been looking at for a very long time."Joe GeraceFormer Chautauqua County Sherriff
This is a vital, collaborative effort that will transform a former industrial building into vitally-needed housing for individuals and families in transition. Safe, affordable housing is essential for those seeking to build better, stronger lives for themselves and their children. I was glad to be able to secure state funding for such a worthwhile project and look forward to the positive impact it will have for years to come."Cathy YoungFormer New York State Senator
I recently had the chance to tour the historic building and hear the vision for the Gateway Lofts project. This project will bring needed housing while enhancing and preserving the historical value of the Gateway building."George BorrelloFormer Chautauqua County Executive
As Deputy County Executive for Economic Development and Chief Executive Officer for the County of Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency, I am tasked with developing a multi-faceted approach to economic development in our County. I believe that the Gateway Lofts Project is an important component as it pertains to the future of Jamestown and the County. It accomplishes this by satisfying a need in the community through the provision of a hub of social services at the Gateway Center, at a strategic location within the medical corridor. This area of the City was specifically identified in the Goody Clancy planning report, which was commissioned by the Gebbie Foundation in 2018, as a proper site for an undertaking of this nature."Mark GeiseDeputy County Executive for Economic Development
Other Supporter of the Gateway Lofts include: * Andrew Goodell, NYS Assembly * Christine Schuyler, Chautauqua County Commissioner of Social Services / Public Health Director"