News Archive

  • Available Position at HOCN! July 13, 2016Heart 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, 2016. This position will assist HOCN staff with its current affordable housing programs, focused on increasing access ...
  • First Niagara Foundation Makes $100,000 In Grants June 14, 2016June 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 $58,000, will provide access to affordable housing and financial literacy education. The Foundation will partner with Heart of the ...
  • Residents encouraged to buy a home as rents increase in Buffalo June 1, 2016June 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. A number of real estate experts told News 4 there is little affordable housing on Buffalo’s West Side. Now, residents are ...
  • Volunteers Needed! April 19, 2016Heart 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 disinvestment. These projects go a long way to add investment, promote ongoing investment, create more ...
  • Bailey Green Project Aims to Improve Neighborhood April 8, 2016  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 of the city. They hope their work and investment in those neighborhoods will help make Buffalo whole again. A woman named ...
  • Owner of Bailey Avenue Business Makes It His Mission To Rebuild An Entire Neighborhood March 22, 2016March 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 is on full display in a seven-block area along Bailey Avenue. In last Sunday’s Buffalo News, reporter Mark ...
  • At Bailey Green, an Oasis Emerges in Neighborhood Around Harmac Medical Products March 15, 2016March 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 Wende Street, located in the neighborhood where his employer, Harmac Medical Products, is teaming with others to bring new ...
  • We’re Moving! February 9, 2016Heart 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 be closed as of 4:00pm on Friday, February 12th, 2016. During our move, there will be ...
  • Request for Qualifications- Buffalo Main Streets Initiative Contractors January 7, 2016Heart 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 on Niagara Street in Buffalo’s Lower West Side with significant building renovation and façade restoration ...
  • Give the Gift of Affordable Housing This Season December 9, 2015Not everyone in our City has warm, safe, affordable housing this holiday season. But with your support, we’re working to change that every day. With your generous gift, Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc. can continue to sustain homes in Buffalo’s deserving communities. You can help us make a bigger impact in 2016 by donating today. Pledge ...