Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. (HOCN) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that exists to create, facilitate and support housing and neighborhood development in Buffalo’s core communities.

HOCN News

Buffalo community groups join new map project to find and replace lead water pipelines

July 21st, 2022 – WKBW Buffalo By Yoselin Person View Original Article and Video   BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A new lead pipeline map is launching in Buffalo to track outdated infrastructure homes to replace the city’s entire network of lead pipes that’s estimated to cost half a billion dollars. A new partnership between local …

HOCN Joins Map Project to Find and Replace Lead Water Pipes

It is with great excitement that we share that Buffalo will be one of the first cities in the nation to deploy cutting-edge machine learning to solve a century-old problem: the location of an estimated 40,000 drinking water pipes made from toxic lead, most of them likely to be found in low-income communities of color. …

In the Wake of Saturday, May 14th

Dear Friends, Family, Clients, and Supporters of Heart of the City Neighborhoods, In the wake of the horrific act of domestic terrorism fueled by racism perpetrated on the Black community in our home in Buffalo this past weekend, we are prioritizing the health and well-being of our staff for the coming week and offering them …

Trinity One Apartments Now Accepting Applications!

Trinity One Apartments is now accepting applications for available Studio and 2-Bedroom Apartments at 921 E. Delavan, Buffalo, NY 14215 Amenities include: • Private first floor laundry facility • Off-street Parking • Within walking distance to ECMC • Central Air-conditioning • Easily accessible by public transit • In-Unit Storage • 2 (one bedroom) Handicap accessible …

Polly Jean Suites Now Accepting Applications!

Polly Jean Suites at 882 Genesse Street, Buffalo, NY 14215 is now accepting applications for from individuals who meet the definition of homeless under the Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI) AND either have a servious mental illness, are chronically homeless, or are ages 1825. Amentities include: • Studios, One bedroom apartments. • This two …

We're Hiring! Green Infrastructure Program

Heart of the City Neighborhood’s (HOCN) Green Infrastructure (GI) Environmental Stewardship Program is looking for a Stormwater Maintenance Foreman. The ideal candidate is passionate and experienced in the leadership and workforce development of young adults. They must have experience in land care, grounds and/or stormwater infrastructure maintenance along with coordination of daily operations and team …