The City of Buffalo can provide income-based financial aid to homeowners towards weatherization upgrades, such as insulation, weather-stripping, and other improvements.

Weatherization Assistance Program

Is your home drafty? Do you have high heating bills? Homeowners can receive up to $5,000 from the City of Buffalo for weatherization upgrades, including insulation and weather-stripping, repairs of heating systems, and more.

An energy audit of the home will be conducted to identify specific needs. Weatherization Services may also include other energy related improvements such as: water heater repair/replacement, lighting fixture replacement, venting systems, heating distribution system replacement, refrigerator replacement, installation of GFIC outlets, and electrical service upgrade.

HOCN is able to assist homeowners in the West Side, Upper West Side, Lower West Side, Elmwood-Bidwell, Elmwood-Bryant, Allentown and Central 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.

Are you eligible for assistance?

  • Do you need repair to one of the eligible emergency repair items listed above?
  • Have you owned (name listed on deed) and lived in your home for at least 12 months?
  • Is your home a single or double family home, that was not built by or using the 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 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)


*These income guidelines are based on 2020 numbers and are subject to change.

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