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

City of Buffalo Launches STAND UP Buffalo Initiative

The City of Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency (BURA) has launched the “STAND UP Buffalo” Initiative to provide direct assistance grants and programs that will help alleviate the impacts the Coronavirus Pandemic has caused for Buffalo renters, homeowners, and businesses. Funding for these initiatives is provided by the CARES Act and additional sources.   Programs include… …

Now Hiring! Director of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability

Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. is now hiring! Our team is seeking a Director of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability to lead the implementation of Phase 1 for the Green Infrastructure Workforce Development Program. Download Job Description To download a PDF copy of this job description, click here. How to Apply To apply, please send …

Rental and Mortgage Assistance Now Available in Erie County

Erie County and the City of Buffalo have partnered to provide rental and mortgage assistance to at-risk Erie County residents who have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding is provided through Live Well Erie County, Erie County CARES Act, and the City of Buffalo CARES Act Emergency Solutions Grant for COVID-19 Relief. The …

Trinity One Apartments Now Accepting Applications!

Trinity One Apartments are now accepting applications! These safe, quality affordable apartments are designated for low to moderate income individuals and families. The Apartments will be located at 921 E. Delevan Avenue Buffalo, NY 14215 in the Delavan Grider Community. The apartments available for rent include 3 studios ($515/month), 3 one-bedrooms ($576/month), and 2 two-bedrooms …

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 …

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