HOCN offers assistance for homeowners within our service areas in the City of Buffalo, including no interest loans and conditional grants for home repairs.

Home Repair Programs

Our homeowner programs focus on addressing costly repairs in aging homes, providing stability and longevity to homeowners.

HOCN is partnering with the City of Buffalo to bring their Emergency Loan Program and Lead Hazard Reduction Program to homeowners in the Fruit Belt, West Side, Upper West Side, Lower West Side, Elmwood-Bidwell, Elmwood-Bryant, Allentown, Grant Amherst, and Black Rock Planning Neighborhoods.

Not sure which Planning Neighborhood your home is located in? Enter your house number and street name in the Community Partnership Initiative Lookup Tool to learn more.

At this time, HOCN is not accepting new applications for the Buffalo East Home Improvement Program (BEHIP) as all funding allocated to our organization has been committed to applicants who applied in the Fall of 2022.

For owner-occupied repair needs, learn more about the following programs…

For tenant-occupied repair needs, learn more about the following programs…

Family that has received assistance through HOCN's Homeowner Programs

Anna Gonez

Homeowner assisted through our Home Repair Assistance Program

“I was very pleased that I was able to have my needs taken care of and with respect on top of it. I’m very happy to tell all who ask about the work done to my home. Once the process was started, it rolled very smoothly. I also like that I was frequently checked up on by Heart of the City staff. Thank you so much for all of your dedication and hard work in this neighborhood. It is much appreciated!!!”