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.

Main Streets Program Comes to Niagara Street

As you may have heard, Heart of the City Neighborhoods (HOCN,) was awarded $300,000 through the Better Buffalo Fund to implement the Buffalo Main Streets Initiative (BMSI) Program in our community. The BMSI Program in our community is made possible by Empire State Development’s Better Buffalo Fund and New York State Housing Trust Fund Corporation. …

Participatory Budgeting (PB) Is Coming to Buffalo!

On Tuesday, May 19th, 2015, the Buffalo Common Council announced that Participatory Budgeting will officially be coming to Buffalo through a pilot program with $150,000 in the City’s 2015-2016 Budget! This is a huge win for the residents of Buffalo! Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a fairly new way to make decisions about publicly funded projects. …

Now Offering Loan Programs for Niagara District

HOCN is pleased to announce that we are now partnering with the City of Buffalo/ City of Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency to provide housing assistance programs for homeowners located in the Niagara District. These programs help homeowners on a fixed-income tackle maintaining their homes, keeping their families warm and dry. Programs include an Emergency Assistance …

2014 Community Feedback Survey Results

At the end of 2014, HOCN distributed a Community Feedback Survey to over 3,000 residents in the 14201/14202 community.  HOCN will begin outlining our 2016-2020 Strategic Plan this winter and used these answer to help our organization prepare for this thoughtful planning. These five minute surveys asked residents in our community their opinions about the …

Community Feedback Surveys Needed!

This fall, Heart of the City Neighborhoods wants to hear from the residents of our community! To do so we’ll be reaching out to each one of you in your mailboxes and on your computer screens. HOCN will begin outlining our 2016-2020 Strategic Plan this winter. To help our organization prepare for this thoughtful planning, …

Join Us On August 2nd!

Want to show your support for affordable housing development in Buffalo’s Lower West Side? Here’s your chance! On Saturday, August 2nd, join Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. at our annual fundraiser, our 5th Annual Kickball Tournament! Community organizations and groups will be competing for the First Place trophy in a friendly kickball competition in …

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