Public Notice of the Housing Opportunity Fund‏

City of Buffalo Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency

Public Notice of the Housing Opportunity Fund 

In coordination with Evans Bancorp, Inc. and Evans Bank, N.A., The City of Buffalo will provide assistance to a limited number of residents through the Housing Opportunity Fund. The Housing Opportunity Fund shall be used to support activities including, but not limited to, homeownership, counseling, financial education, and asset building workshops for homebuyers, as well as restoration and development of affordable housing throughout Buffalo, including but not limited to the East Side of Buffalo. All funds will be made available through the City of Buffalo Housing Assistance Programs administered by the Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency (BURA). Funds are made available in the form of a low interest loan. Household income must be within the federal low income guidelines, specifically, less than 80% of the area median based on family size. Applicants must meet program guidelines for eligibility in order to receive assistance. Space is limited.

For information on how to apply for the Housing Opportunity Fund, contact the agency assigned to your Council District:

MASTEN DISTRICT contact FLARE Inc.,

307 Leroy Avenue (716) 838-6740

FILLMORE or LOVEJOY DISTRICT contact Matt Urban Center,

1081 Broadway, (716) 893-7222

ELLICOTT DISTRICT contact Ellicott District Community Development,

644 William Street, (716) 856-3262

UNIVERSITY or DELAWARE DISTRICT contact University District Community Development Association,

3242 Main Street, (716) 832-1010

NIAGARA DISTRICT contact Heart of the City Neighborhoods Inc.,

251 Virginia Street, (716) 882-7661

SOUTH DISTRICT contact Old First Ward Community Association,

62 Republic Street, (716) 856-8613

NORTH DISTRICT contact West Side Neighborhood Housing Services,

359 Connecticut Street, (716) 885-2344

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