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Grant Street Gets a Big Boost

July 18, 2019 – Buffalo Rising Online Click Here to View Original Article By Newell Nussbaumer Grant Street is getting a big boost thanks to an infrastructure revitalization project, which is being funded with $17,000 from the office of Majority … Continue reading

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For Sale: 152 and 160 Purdy Street

Are you a first time homebuyer looking to purchase a single family home? HOCN currently has two affordable homeownership opportunities available in the City of Buffalo; 152 Purdy Street and 160 Purdy Street. 152 Purdy Street and 160 Purdy Street … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays from HOCN

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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 … Continue reading

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Inclusionary Zoning Recommendation for Buffalo

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You know we value affordable housing, which is why we support adopting an Inclusionary Zoning Policy in the City of Buffalo. The City of Buffalo is experiencing fast-rising rents and housing prices in the midst of severe and growing poverty. … Continue reading

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Available Position at HOCN!

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Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. is currently seeking to fill the position of Community Enrichment Coordinator. Heart of the City Neighborhoods (HOCN), a 501(c)3 Community Development Corporation is seeking to hire a part-time Community Enrichment Coordinator starting September 1st, … Continue reading

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