West Side Home in Buffalo

 

Home Repair Resources in Buffalo

Home Owner Resources

Homeowners in Buffalo face many challenges today. With the growing cost of repairs, many struggle to maintain and repair their home. Other homeowners struggle to make payments on mortgages and closing costs, and are threatened with foreclosure. Heart of the City understands these challenges and is here to help our neighbors!

How HOCN Can Help

Heart of the City assists homeowners with grants and low-interest loan programs when available. Visit our Programs page to learn more about available grants, including home repairs and weatherization. You can also contact us for direct assistance!

Advocacy work
As a bi-weekly Ellicott District Liaison at housing court hearings, HOCN is able to assist building strong communities and improve the quality of life within. Services include lending a hand to those who need help with minor home repair, acquiring properties that homeowners no longer wish to care for, and holding neglectful homeowners and landlords responsible for their effects on the community.

Doing Our Part

HOCN made a conscious decision at the time of our formation of the organization that we would not duplicate services offered by other agencies and thus work with sister housing agencies to provide loan processing, pre and post homebuyer education counseling, and foreclosure prevention workshops.

However, there are still residential development services that we provide to new and current homeowners in our service area, so call us in the event the programs listed below don’t quite address your current housing dilemma!

Partner Resources

Home Repair Resources

Home Improvement Loans
If we don’t offer a homeowner assistance program that fits your needs, you can try contacting other organizations who offer low-interest loans to help with repairs, maintenance, and closing-costs for homeowners.

Ellicott District Community Development (Ellicott District)
644 William Street , Buffalo New York 14206
Phone (716) 856-3262 www.edcd.org

Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center (Fillmore District)
1081 Broadway, Buffalo, NY 14212
Phone (716) 893-7222  www.urbanctr.org

West Side Neighborhood Housing Services (North District)
359 Connecticut Street, Buffalo, NY 14213
Phone: (716) 885-2344 www.wsnhs.org

University District Community Development Association (University and Delaware Districts)
3242 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14214
Phone (716) 832-1010   www.udcda.org

People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH)
271 Grant St. Buffalo, NY 14213
Phone (716) 884-0356 www.pushbuffalo.org

 

Lead Hazard Control

Lead Connections is providing FREE lead hazard control training, evaluation, supplies and equipment to property owners throughout Erie County.
Please visit www.leadconnections.org or call 888-436-8314 or 716-833-2929 ext. 121

Financial Assistance Resources

Financial Education Workshop
Financial Education Workshops help potential home buyers and current homeowners understand the basics of personal budgeting and household finance.

Belmont Housing Resources for WNY
1195 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14209
Phone (716) 884-7791 www.belmonthousingwny.org

Crediting Assets, Savings, and Hope (CASH) (716) 887-2626

Consumers Credit Counseling of Buffalo (716) 712-2060

Foreclosure Prevention Counseling
Seek out counseling and aid for your missing mortgage payments to prevent foreclosure.

Belmont Housing Resources for WNY
1195 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14209
Phone (716) 884-7791 www.belmonthousingwny.org

West Side Neighborhood Housing Services
359 Connecticut Street, Buffalo, NY 14213
Phone: (716) 885-2344 www.wsnhs.org

WNY Law Center
237 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone (716) 855-0203 www.wnylc.org

Closing Cost Assistance Loan Program
If you’re a first time home buyer purchasing in the City of Buffalo, you may qualify for a $5,000 Downpayment and Closing Cost Assistance Loan.

Ellicott District Community Development (Ellicott District)
644 William Street , Buffalo New York 14206
Phone (716) 856-3262 www.edcd.org

Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center (Fillmore and Lovejoy Districts)
1081 Broadway, Buffalo, NY 14212
Phone (716) 893-7222  www.urbanctr.org

West Side Neighborhood Housing Services (North District)
359 Connecticut Street, Buffalo, NY 14213
Phone: (716) 885-2344 www.wsnhs.org

University District Community Development Association (University and Delaware Districts)
3242 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14214
Phone (716) 832-1010   www.udcda.org

Reverse Mortgage Counseling
This counseling is required by any household considering a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) also known as a reverse mortgage. Counseling is face to face and a certificate will be issued upon completion.

Belmont Housing Resources for WNY
1195 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14209
Phone (716) 884-7791 www.belmonthousingwny.org

Weatherization

Lower the cost of your energy bills by weatherizing your home! For weatherization needs, visit

Ellicott District Community Development (Ellicott District)
644 William Street , Buffalo New York 14206
Phone (716) 856-3262 www.edcd.org

Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center (Fillmore and Lovejoy Districts)
1081 Broadway, Buffalo, NY 14212
Phone (716) 893-7222  www.urbanctr.org

West Side Neighborhood Housing Services (North District)
359 Connecticut Street, Buffalo, NY 14213
Phone: (716) 885-2344 www.wsnhs.org

University District Community Development Association (University and Delaware Districts)
3242 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14214
Phone (716) 832-1010   www.udcda.org

People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH)
PUSH Green
271 Grant St. Buffalo, NY 14213
Phone (716) 884-0356 www.pushbuffalo.org

Neighborhood Housing Services of South Buffalo
1937 South Park Ave, Buffalo NY, 14220
Phone (716) 823-3630