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.

Volunteers Needed!

Heart of the City Neighborhoods (HOCN) has two volunteer-driven events coming up this Spring, and we need YOUR help to make them a success! Volunteer-led community beautification projects help to revitalize and reinvest in communities that have experienced poverty and disinvestment. These projects go a long way to add investment, promote ongoing investment, create more …

We're Moving!

Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. (HOCN) will be relocating our office this month. Beginning Monday, February 22nd, 2016, we will be located at 191 North Street, Suite 1, Buffalo NY 14201. Our current office at 251 Virginia Street will be closed as of 4:00pm on Friday, February 12th, 2016. During our move, there will …

Request for Qualifications- Buffalo Main Streets Initiative Contractors

Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. has been awarded a $300,000 grant through New York State Homes and Community Renewal’s (HCR) Buffalo Main Streets Initiative (BMSI). This grant allows us to assist the owners of commercial and mixed-use properties located on Niagara Street in Buffalo’s Lower West Side with significant building renovation and façade restoration …

Give the Gift of Affordable Housing This Season

Not everyone in our City has warm, safe, affordable housing this holiday season. But with your support, we’re working to change that every day. With your generous gift, Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. can continue to sustain homes in Buffalo’s deserving communities. You can help us make a bigger impact in 2016 by donating …

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. …

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