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 in the Media

Heart of the City Neighborhoods Plans Rehab Project

Tue, Nov 3rd 2009 10:17 am Buffalo Rising Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. plans to rehabilitate five houses on Whitney Place in Buffalo this winter. The houses are located at 178, 197, 198, 245, and 251 Whitney place and have been vacant for over five years. Stephanie Simeon, Executive Director at Heart of the …

Spotlight Buffalo: Heart of the City, Inc.

October 19, 2009 at 12:54 pm WNY MEDIA By Ryan Nagelhout- Talk About It View Original Article On a single street in Buffalo, two opposite ends of the spectrum sit side by side.On the left is what amounts to a brand new house, an eco-friendly, well-landscaped home ready for occupation with no repairs necessary. On …

New-Build Apartment Plans Draws Protests

Fri, Jul 10th 2009 04:00 pm ArtVoice View Original Article Heart of the City Neighborhoods, a West Side housing nonprofit geared toward development and rehabilitation, has been working for five years to acquire state funding for two new buildings on Hudson Street between Plymouth and West Avenues. Last month, they received the sizable grant from …

Heart of the City Neighborhoods Announces $1.5 Million Green Development

Tue, Jun 30th 2009 09:00 am BUFFALO – Following years of hard work to locate financial resources to support their comprehensive development initiative, Heart of the City Neighborhoods has received a $1.5 million award from New York’s Housing Trust Fund Corporation to build 8 units of green, affordable housing on the city’s Lower West Side. …

Heart of the City Hosts Green Builders Forum

Wed, Mar 25th 2009 02:00 pm View Original Article Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. hosted the Green Building Forum: A Blueprint for Change, a forum for nearly 100 local building professionals interested in creating green and affordable housing in Buffalo, Wednesday at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum. Keynote speakers Ann Petersen, Home Ownership Coordinator …

Local Officials Celebrate Revitalization...

Local Official Celebrate Revitalization of Buffalo’s Downtown Neighborhood with Grand Opening of Watkins Building October 22, 2001 THE COMMUNITY PRESERVATION CORPORATION View Original Press Release Public-Private Partnership of CPC, City of Buffalo And Heart of the City Neighborhoods Helps Transform Historic Building into Apartments An historic vacant building that once hosted visitors to the Pan-American Exposition a …