Tenant and Landlord Resources

Whether you’re a tenant or a landlord, your housing can face many uncertainties. Tenants face the challenges of finding safe, quality, affordable rental units and often worry about their security and rights to stay. Landlords struggle with maintaining their properties, finding reliable tenants and securing the rights of their tenants, as well as their own rights.

HOCN believes that it is important to be informed of your rights and options as both a tenant and a landlord. We’re here to help!

How HOCN Can Help

HOCN’s aim is to ensure affordable housing to the Lower West Side community, revitalize neglected homes, and restore this once vibrant and historic neighborhood. In order to reach this goal, HOCN also employs rehabilitation projects designed for tenant-occupied units.

Download the West Side Housing Partnership’s Rental Resource Guide!

Interested in renting from us? Learn more about our upcoming Apartments For Rent

Partner Resources

Tenants

Tenant Rights
Know your rights as a tenant in New York State!
Is your landlord facing foreclosure? Are you be threatened eviction? Visit the U.S. Department of Housing to make sure you’re being treated fairly! Download and read the Tenants Right Guide PDF to learn more!

Landlord- Tenant Training
Learn about tenant-landlord relationships, fair housing laws, and more!
Every renter and landlord is encouraged to take this course.
Visit Housing Opportunities Made Equal to find out when you can take this training!

Looking For An Apartment?
Stop by HOCN’s Apartments For Rent page to view our listings.

Check local resources!

Interested In Becoming A Homeowner?

“The biggest [benefit of owning your home] is the investment aspect. Aside from that, however, freedom.”
Adam Weekley
First Time Homebuyer through Heart of the City

“Owning a home helps my children think, ‘I am someone’. This is their home.”
Meshack Emue
Nigerian Immigrant and Successful Homeowner

There are many advantages to buying a home, and many resources to get you to homeownership. Heart of the City offers assistance for first-time homebuyers! Visit our Resources page to learn what you need to know. Learn about how our H.O.P.E. Program to find out how HOCN can get you into your first home!

Landlords

Landlord- Tenant Training
Learn about tenant-landlord relationships, fair housing laws, and more!
Every landlord and renter is encouraged to take this course.
Visit Housing Opportunities Made Equal to find out how you can take this training!

Know Your Responsibilities
As a landlord, you have the duty of providing your tenants with fair and equal opportunities to quality, affordable housing. Visit U.S. Department of Housing to learn more!

Need Assistance Finding Tenants?
Visit the U.S. Department of Housing’s Landlord Resource Page to see how they can help you!

Advertise in local resources!

Lead Hazard Control

Lead Connections is providing FREE lead hazard control training, evaluation, supplies and equipment to property owners throughout Erie County.
Please visit www.leadconnections.org or call 888-436-8314 or 716-833-2929 ext. 121

Foreclosure Assistance

Avoid foreclosure on your rental property by knowing the facts!
Visit U.S. Department of Housing to get informed.