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

251 Grant Street Gets Underway

August 24th, 2019 – Buffalo Rising Online View Original Article By Newell Nussbaumer A long deserted storefront on Grant Street is finally seeing new life. Slowly but surely, this commercial district is being buttoned up, one building at a time. It was back in January that I posted on Buffalo Cooperative Federal Credit Union scooping …

Grant Street Gets a Big Boost

July 18, 2019 – Buffalo Rising Online Click Here to View Original Article By Newell Nussbaumer Grant Street is getting a big boost thanks to an infrastructure revitalization project, which is being funded with $17,000 from the office of Majority Leader David Rivera and a $99,600 grant from the Oishei Foundation. New York State Assemblyman …

Business Owners, Neighbors Gather to Clean Up Grant Street

May 4, 2019- WGRZ Click Here to View Original Article BUFFALO, N.Y. — For two hours, volunteers picked up garbage that had built up during the winter along Grant Street and surrounding neighborhoods. Local business owners and neighbors gathered for two hours Saturday morning for the second annual Grant Street Cleanup. It was held from …

Better Buffalo Fund provides $7.7 million for 11 city projects

June 22, 2018 – Buffalo News Click here to view original article By Matt Glynn The Better Buffalo Fund will give $7.7 million worth of financial support to 11 projects aimed at revitalizing neighborhoods within the City of Buffalo. The fund, part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion program, supports housing, retail and business projects …

Despite setbacks, Bailey Green project pushes ahead with houses, urban farm

January 15, 2018 – Buffalo News Click here to view original article. By Mark Sommer The Bailey Green project on the East Side was started by a neighborhood business, guided by an internationally acclaimed plan and has had the involvement of the University at Buffalo and community organizations like Habitat for Humanity Buffalo. About two …

First Niagara Foundation Makes $100,000 In Grants

June 14, 2016 – 10:57 AM Buffalo News Click here to view original article.   The First Niagara Foundation is providing more than $100,000 in grants, aimed at supporting neighborhood revitalization and affordable housing. One of the two grants, for $58,000, will provide access to affordable housing and financial literacy education. The Foundation will partner …

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