Our Home Repair Assistance Program offers financial aid towards the repair of existing homes, strengthening the community one house at a time.

Home Repair Assistance Program

HOCN believes that the repair of existing homes within the neighborhood is crucial to the stability and longevity of our communities. Home repair assistance programs have become one of our most popular initiatives due to the age of the housing stock in the neighborhood and the need for repairs.

HOCN is currently partnering with the NYS Affordable Housing Corporation to offer conditional grants to homeowners in the 14201 and 14202 zip codes for assistance with needed repairs to their homes.

Are you eligible for assistance?

  • Do you own (name listed on deed) and reside in your home in the 14201 or 14202 zip codes?
  • Are you up to date on (or on a certified payment plan) all of your property taxes, user fee, water bill, and mortgage payments?
  • Does your annual, gross household income and asset value fall below the required income limits defined by HUD? (Please call our office for household income limit information)

If you can answer ‘YES’ to all of these questions, you may be eligible for assistance!

How can you apply?

Spaces are limited and applications are taken on a first-come, first-served basis, as available.

Applicants will be required to submit supporting documentation to verify eligibility for the program. For more information, please contact our office at (716) 882-7661.

Income Guidelines

*Household Size / Household Income Limit (80% of AMI)

1$43,050
2$49,200
3$55,350
4$61,500
5$66,450
6$71,350
7$76,300
8$81,200

*These income guidelines are based on 2019 numbers and are subject to change.

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