Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc.
Providing Quality Housing Opportunities since 1998
Since our incorporation in 1998, 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.
Over the past twenty years, HOCN has both restored and created over 225 units of safe, healthy, affordable housing, and assisted over 200 families through our programming. These efforts work to create integrated, mixed-income neighborhoods where individuals and families of all incomes will have a better quality of life and take pride in their property, their street, and their community.