Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to creating programs that improve the quality of residential housing and developing sustainable projects to support Buffalo.

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Office Closed to Public

Please be aware that due to the health concerns raised by the Coronavirus, Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. will be closing our office to the public to limit risk while helping our community with critical housing services. If you have a scheduled appointment with our staff, we will still honor these appointments. However if …

Limited Office Hours

All of us at Heart of the City Neighborhoods value the health and well-being of our community, clients, and staff. Our team will continue to practice recommendations put in place by the CDC and Erie County Health Department, like meticulous hand washing and disinfecting surfaces. Effective today, we will be operating on limited public office …

For Sale: 152 and 160 Purdy Street

Are you a first time homebuyer looking to purchase a single family home? HOCN currently has two affordable homeownership opportunities available in the City of Buffalo; 152 Purdy Street and 160 Purdy Street. 152 Purdy Street and 160 Purdy Street are both 1,473sq/ft single family homes featuring 4 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, off-street parking, covered front …

Now Accepting Applications for BMSI Program

HOCN is now accepting applications for the Buffalo Main Streets Initiative (BMSI) Program on Grant Street. The Buffalo Main Streets Initiative (BMSI) is a reimbursement program that provides commercial and mixed-use property owners with a 75% match (three dollars of grant funds for each one dollar of owner funds) up to a project total of …

City of Buffalo Launches Home Grown Homeownership Program

The City of Buffalo is now offering a great first-time homebuyer opportunity for eligible purchasers to buy and rehabilitate a home from the Division of Real Estate’s inventory. Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. (HOCN) is currently assisting homebuyers with processing applications for the City of Buffalo’s Home Grown Homeownership (HGH) Program. Eligible low-income, first …

Happy Holidays from HOCN

Over the last 19 years, 216 homes in the City of Buffalo have been preserved for sustainable living, thanks to Heart of the City Neighborhoods and the competitive funding we received. In 2017 alone, we expanded our reach from the West Side communities into Buffalo’s Ellicott District, working with the City of Buffalo to provided …

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