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

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 …

Lower West Side T Shirts Now For Sale!

Show your Lower West Side Love! We at Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. are pleased to introduce these exciting Lower West Side T Shirts to you!  For every $22 shirt sold, $8 will be donated to Heart of the City Neighborhoods to go towards community events, neighborhood beautification projects, and of course, supporting the …

You're Invited to TWO Great Events This April!

Now that winter is finally breaking, we can’t wait to get back out into the community! This spring, we’ll be continuing our rehab work on 178 Whitney Place under our H.O.P.E. Program, as well as on various owner-occupied homes through our Minor Home Repair Programs. In addition to our regular programs, we’ll be celebrating National …

Wrapping Up 2013

It’s hard to believe that it’s already December. As we look back on the year, our 15th year as a Community Development Corporation for the Lower West Side community, we have so much to be grateful for. With the help of our funders and supporters, we were able to invest $1,432,906 directly into the neighborhood …

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