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

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. …

3 Smartest Things In Buffalo- July 18th, 2013

July 18, 2013, TRENDINGBUFFALO.COM View Original Article 3 Smartest Things In Buffalo- July 18th, 2013 Written By Scott Michalak I can’t help you beat the heat. Or the humidity. So please stop complaining about it on my Twitter feed and turn your attention back to more pressing issues, like coffee, cat pictures, and hot Ryan …

New Low-Income Apartments Open on West Side

July 17th, 2013 03:12 PM, BUFFALO YNN View Original Article and Video New Low-Income Apartments Open on West Side By: Anna Hoffmann BUFFALO, N.Y. — A vacant lot on the west side has been converted into eight low-income apartments. There was an official ribbon cutting at the Cynthia Garden apartments Wednesday. The $1.5 million project …

Construction Watch: Cynthia Gardens

December 25th, 2012, 8:00AM, BUFFALO RISING ONLINE View Original Article Heart of the City Neighborhoods is building eight units of green, affordable housing on the city’s Lower West Side.  The project is being constructed at 294-302 Hudson Street between Plymouth and West avenues. The two townhouse-style buildings designed by Stieglitz Snyder Architecture reflect the neighborhood’s …

Q&A: Stephanie Simeon

November 25th, 2012 INVESTIGATIVE POST, WGRZ CHANNEL 2 NEWS View Original Article Stephanie Simeon is executive director of Heart of the City Neighborhoods, a non-profit housing development corporation serving Buffalo’s Lower West Side. Simeon, 31, is a native of Brooklyn who moved to Buffalo to attend the University at Buffalo, where she earned an undergraduate …

Local Organizations Unite to Help Disabled Homeowners

Friday, November 16th, 2012, 1:43pm WGRZ DOWNTOWN Submitted by Queen City Blogger View Original Article Learning Disabilities Association of Western New York and Heart of The City Neighborhoods, Inc. Announce the Creation of Stable Homes Program Homeowners with developmental disabilities living in the city of Buffalo now have an opportunity for home renovations through the …