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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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First Niagara Foundation Makes $100,000 In Grants

June 14, 2016 – 10:57 AM Buffalo News Click here to view original article.   The First Niagara Foundation is providing more than $100,000 in grants, aimed at supporting neighborhood revitalization and affordable housing. One of the two grants, for … Continue reading

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Residents encouraged to buy a home as rents increase in Buffalo

June 1, 2016, 6:01pm WIVB Channel 4 News Buffalo By Callan Gray News 4 Reporter Click here to view original story.     BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)- Renters in Buffalo are being priced out of some neighborhoods because of rising costs. … Continue reading

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Volunteers Needed!

Heart of the City Neighborhoods (HOCN) has two volunteer-driven events coming up this Spring, and we need YOUR help to make them a success! Volunteer-led community beautification projects help to revitalize and reinvest in communities that have experienced poverty and … Continue reading

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Bailey Green Project Aims to Improve Neighborhood

  Thursday, April 07, 2016 5:55PM, WGRZ  By Erica Brecher View Original Article and Video   BUFFALO, N.Y. — There’s a group of people who want Western New Yorkers to stop thinking of Buffalo’s East Side as a separate part … Continue reading

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Owner of Bailey Avenue Business Makes It His Mission To Rebuild An Entire Neighborhood

March 20, 2016, 12:01 AM, Buffalo News Opinion View Original Article Owner of Bailey Avenue business makes it his mission to rebuild an entire neighborhood A shining example of how corporate and civic responsibility can help mend an entire neighborhood … Continue reading

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At Bailey Green, an Oasis Emerges in Neighborhood Around Harmac Medical Products

March 12, 2016, 4:55 PM Buffalo News, By Mark Sommer, News Staff Reporter View Original Article   At Bailey Green, an oasis emerges in neighborhood around Harmac Medical Products Pleas Starks Jr. stands on the porch of his home on … Continue reading

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We’re Moving!

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Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. (HOCN) will be relocating our office this month. Beginning Monday, February 22nd, 2016, we will be located at 191 North Street, Suite 1, Buffalo NY 14201. Our current office at 251 Virginia Street will … Continue reading

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Request for Qualifications- Buffalo Main Streets Initiative Contractors

Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. has been awarded a $300,000 grant through New York State Homes and Community Renewal’s (HCR) Buffalo Main Streets Initiative (BMSI). This grant allows us to assist the owners of commercial and mixed-use properties located … Continue reading

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