Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to creating programs that improve the quality of residential housing and developing sustainable projects to support Buffalo.

Business Owners, Neighbors Gather to Clean Up Grant Street

May 4, 2019- WGRZ Click Here to View Original Article BUFFALO, N.Y. — For two hours, volunteers picked up garbage that had built up during the winter along Grant Street and surrounding neighborhoods. Local business owners and neighbors gathered for two hours Saturday morning for the second annual Grant Street Cleanup. It was held from …

Now Accepting Applications for BMSI Program

HOCN is now accepting applications for the Buffalo Main Streets Initiative (BMSI) Program on Grant Street. The Buffalo Main Streets Initiative (BMSI) is a reimbursement program that provides commercial and mixed-use property owners with a 75% match (three dollars of grant funds for each one dollar of owner funds) up to a project total of …

City of Buffalo Launches Home Grown Homeownership Program

The City of Buffalo is now offering a great first-time homebuyer opportunity for eligible purchasers to buy and rehabilitate a home from the Division of Real Estate’s inventory. Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. (HOCN) is currently assisting homebuyers with processing applications for the City of Buffalo’s Home Grown Homeownership (HGH) Program. Eligible low-income, first …

Better Buffalo Fund provides $7.7 million for 11 city projects

June 22, 2018 – Buffalo News Click here to view original article By Matt Glynn The Better Buffalo Fund will give $7.7 million worth of financial support to 11 projects aimed at revitalizing neighborhoods within the City of Buffalo. The fund, part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion program, supports housing, retail and business projects …

Despite setbacks, Bailey Green project pushes ahead with houses, urban farm

January 15, 2018 – Buffalo News Click here to view original article. By Mark Sommer The Bailey Green project on the East Side was started by a neighborhood business, guided by an internationally acclaimed plan and has had the involvement of the University at Buffalo and community organizations like Habitat for Humanity Buffalo. About two …

Happy Holidays from HOCN

Over the last 19 years, 216 homes in the City of Buffalo have been preserved for sustainable living, thanks to Heart of the City Neighborhoods and the competitive funding we received. In 2017 alone, we expanded our reach from the West Side communities into Buffalo’s Ellicott District, working with the City of Buffalo to provided …

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