Governor Hochul Announces Completion of NAACP Buffalo Headquarters In Buffalo's Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor

November 9, 2021

Headquarters to be Established in Buffalo's Historic and Culturally Rich East Side

Project at the Nash Lofts Building Complements Governor Hochul's Commitment to Revitalizing New York's Cities

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the completion of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's (NAACP) Buffalo headquarters in the Nash Lofts, a newly renovated building located in Buffalo's Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor. The office space is being provided rent-free by the developer, along with free parking for visitors to the Corridor. Nash Lofts, a $6 million restoration project, is a 40,000 square-foot mixed-use building that will include 18 new apartments, commercial space, parking and a restaurant. The project functions as a gateway into the Michigan Street African American Corridor, which is a nationally - and internationally - recognized neighborhood that serves as the focal point for residents and visitors interested in learning about Buffalo's rich history through its historic community, shops, restaurants, architecture, people, and institutions.

"I am proud to welcome the NAACP to its new home in Buffalo's Michigan Street African American Corridor," Governor Hochul said. "The restoration of the Nash Lofts is a key step in strengthening this historic neighborhood and will make the perfect home for the NAACP as it continues to fight for equality, justice and a better future for us all."

Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin said, "I am ecstatic about the NAACP finding its new headquarters in this already historic neighborhood. Now more than ever, it is important we provide unhindered access to resources groups like the NAACP provide for our marginalized communities. I look forward to seeing the NAACP continue to add to Buffalo's development and culture."

For more than a century the NAACP has worked to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of all people and to eliminate race-based discrimination. Recent incidents of police brutality, the fight against COVID-19, and voter suppression have driven the NAACP to disrupt inequality, dismantle racism, and accelerate change in key areas including criminal justice, health care, education, climate and the economy.

Read the full press release here.