Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc.
Providing Quality Housing Opportunities since 1998
Over the past twenty years, Heart of the City Neighborhoods (HOCN) has worked together with residents, neighborhood organizations, financial institutions, and real estate professionals to make Buffalo’s core communities a better place to live. While our original housing programs worked to increase homeownership opportunities, our most recent programming has made an effort to stabilize homeownership through repairing occupied housing, as well as ensuring tenants have safe, affordable housing opportunities.
Between 1998 and 2018, HOCN’s rehabilitation efforts invested over 20.9 million development dollars in Buffalo’s core communities. Over the past twenty years, HOCN has created and restored 361 units of quality, affordable housing, and provided 457 residents with quality, affordable housing. The impact of this work is both immediate and long-term, reaching the community on various levels.