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

Women in Leadership Honoree: Stephanie Simeon

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Buffalo Niagara has partnered with WKBW-TV for “Women in Leadership,” a program that recognizes area businesswomen who have succeeded both in the business and charitable arenas and inspire others to follow in their path Honorees are established women business owners or professional/working women who have exhibited leadership, enterprise, …

Construction Watch: 192 Whitney Place

This Spring, HOCN began rehab on Prospect Avenue. Due to budget constraints, we were unable to complete rehabilitation on 336 Prospect Avenue. It has since been sold to a private developer and restored. We were, however, able to restore 330 Prospect Avenue, a double family home on the corner of Hudson Street. Now that 330 …

Cynthia Gardens Grand Opening Celebration

At 10:00am on Wednesday, July 17th, 2013, Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. officially cut the ribbon on the Cynthia Gardens Apartments, located at 294 and 302 Hudson Street in Buffalo. Following remarks from HOCN’s Board President Tim Favaro, Cynthia Garden Trust Fund Development Company’s Board President Manuel Rivera, Empire State Development’s Sam Hoyt, New …

Applications Now Available- Cynthia Gardens

Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. is now accepting applications for our Cynthia Gardens Apartments. You can find more information and download the application here. The Cynthia Gardens Apartments will be located at 294 & 302 Hudson Street. The energy efficient technology incorporated into the design of the buildings will reduce energy and water usage …

Cynthia Gardens Apartments Update

We’re pleased to inform you that construction on our eight-unit rental property, Cynthia Gardens, is moving along! With construction anticipated to be complete this summer, we’ll be starting our application process in March. The first step to apply for a Cynthia Gardens apartment is to fill out an application. Applications may be downloaded on our …

Wrapping Up 2012: A Note from our Executive Director

It’s hard to believe, but 2012 is already coming to an end. As we get ready for an exciting 2013, we look back on what has been a successful year for community investment and affordable housing development. Thanks to our funders and supporters, we were able to put $1,080,047 directly into the Lower West Side …

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