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

Buffalo Improvement Projects Getting Buffalo Billion Money

April 24, 2015 BUFFALO NEWS, By Jonathan D. Epstein, News Business Reporter View Original Article Continuing the Buffalo Billion initiative, state officials on Friday awarded $11.72 million in low-interest loans and grants to 21 real estate development projects throughout the city to help renovate more than 350 residential apartments and create more than 50,000 square …

A Holistic Approach

December 2014, AFFORDABLE HOUSING NEWS Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. was featured in Affordable Housing News’ Winter 2014 Issue. To view this feature, visit Affordable Housing News online and turn to page 88.

Hands Across Buffalo Seeking Participants and Volunteers

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 BUFFALO RISING ONLINE By Sarah Maurer View Original Article In less than a month, 7,000 people will join hands across the length of Ferry Street (from Niagara Street to Bailey Avenue) to stand united against poverty and to celebrate Buffalo’s diversity. Hands Across Buffalo will take place on May 17 at …

The Stake: A Westside Story

Saturday, April 19th, 2014 BUFFALOLOYALS.COM By Gregory M. Gelz View Original Article The stake I held in my hand wasn’t very valuable. It was wooden, weather-beaten and I had found it discarded onto a sidewalk street corner on Plymouth Avenue. I was volunteering to do just this task: pick up and clean up the Lower …

A.G. Schneiderman Announces $2.2m In New Funding For Innovative Sustainable Homes Programs In Buffalo, Rochester & Syracuse

PRESS RELEASE New Funds From Settlement With Power Company Will Help Refugee Community In Buffalo And At-Risk Homeowners In Rochester And Syracuse Cut Heating Bills, Eliminate Home Health And Safety Hazards Schneiderman: By Supporting New York’s Neediest Families, We Are Strengthening Our Neighborhoods And Revitalizing Our Communities December 12th, 2013  BUFFALO — Attorney General Eric …

Women In Leadership: Honoree Transforming Buffalo's West Side

October 28th, 2013 WKBW BUFFALO View Original Article Stephanie Simeon’s passion has a purpose. The executive director of the non-profit group, Heart of the City Neighborhoods is working to turn around Buffalo’s West Side, renovating dilapidated homes instead of tearing them down. “I feel like vacant lots are empty teeth in a neighborhood,” says Simeon. …