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

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 …

Residents encouraged to buy a home as rents increase in Buffalo

June 1, 2016, 6:01pm WIVB Channel 4 News Buffalo By Callan Gray News 4 Reporter Click here to view original story.     BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- Renters in Buffalo are being priced out of some neighborhoods because of rising costs. A number of real estate experts told News 4 there is little affordable housing on …

Bailey Green Project Aims to Improve Neighborhood

  Thursday, April 07, 2016 5:55PM, WGRZ  By Erica Brecher View Original Article and Video   BUFFALO, N.Y. — There’s a group of people who want Western New Yorkers to stop thinking of Buffalo’s East Side as a separate part of the city. They hope their work and investment in those neighborhoods will help make …

Owner of Bailey Avenue Business Makes It His Mission To Rebuild An Entire Neighborhood

March 20, 2016, 12:01 AM, Buffalo News Opinion View Original Article Owner of Bailey Avenue business makes it his mission to rebuild an entire neighborhood A shining example of how corporate and civic responsibility can help mend an entire neighborhood is on full display in a seven-block area along Bailey Avenue. In last Sunday’s Buffalo …