The City of Buffalo’s Target Street Rehab Program offers income eligible homeowners full or partial conditional grants and no interest loans in order to make needed repairs in their home.

Target Streets Rehab Program

The City of Buffalo’s Target Rehab Program offers income eligible homeowners full or partial conditional grants and no interest loans in order to make needed repairs in their home.

An eligible home must be located on a Target Street as designated by the City of Buffalo/ Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency (please see list below.) HOCN is able to assist 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 with applications. If you live in a different neighborhood, please contact our office to be referred to the organization that can assist you.

What qualifies for repair under this program?

Repairs may include any code related repairs or lead based paint hazard reduction activities. This could include repairing or replacing deficient roofing, siding, porches, steps, electrical service, heating systems, hot water tanks, windows and more. Cosmetic upgrades are not eligible under this program. Please note that funding is limited and can only assist with minor repairs, not full unit or major renovations.

Is your home located on a Target Street?

Fruit Belt Eligible Target Streets
14-320 Peach Street
16-281 Lemon Street
24-295 Locust Street
53-336 Maple Street
32-309 Mulberry Street

West Side Eligible Target Streets
169-248 Bird Avenue
80-124 Greenwood Place
116-195 and 444-462 Herkimer Street
10-52 Arnold Street
215-333 Auburn Avenue
14-55 Auchinvole Street
116-299 Baynes Street
18-63 Boyd Avenue
249-358 Breckenridge Street
10-48 Congress Street
13-51 Ferguson Avenue
1-169 Hoyt Street
25-100 Parkdale Avenue

Are you eligible for assistance?

  • Have you owned (name listed on deed) and occupied your home for at least 12 months as your principal residence and not own any additional property?
  • Is your home a single or double family home that was not built by or using City of Buffalo or Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency funding?
  • Are you up to date on (or on a certified payment plan) all of your taxes, obligations, and fees?
  • Does your annual, gross household income and asset value fall below the required income limits defined by HUD? (Please review the income chart to the right. Applicants with assets that exceed $35,000 will not be considered eligible. Please call our office for more household income and asset 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.

If you have a double family home and your secondary unit is occupied, the tenant household will be required to have their annual, gross household income and asset value fall below the required income limits defined by HUD, provide all required documentation, and complete an application for assistance. Vacant rental units that will not be rented to low-moderate income household post-rehab are not eligible for assistance. Please contact our office for more information.

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 or by email.

Income Guidelines

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

1$54,250
2$62,000
3$69,750
4$77,500
5$83,700
6$89,900
7$96,100
8$102,300

*These income guidelines are based on 2024 numbers and are subject to change. Household income limits are based on gross household income.

Download our Target Rehab Program Interest Packet by clicking here.

This website was produced in part with the assistance of the City of Buffalo/ City of Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency through the Community Development Block Grant and/or HOME Program(s).