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Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority


The Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority (“BMHA”) has made available copies of the BMHA Annual PHA Plan.  Interested parties may review the Plan at the BMHA Administrative Offices located at 300 Perry St., Buffalo, NY, Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and at all BMHA Management Offices and the BMHA website (access via link:  Draft Annual Plan 2018 BMHA.pdf).  These documents will be available for review until Monday April 9th at 3:00 pm.

Written comments should be sent to the attention of Dawn E. Sanders-Garrett, Executive Director, BMHA, 300 Perry St., Buffalo, NY 14204. The deadline for submitting comments is Monday April 9th at 3:00 pm.
A public hearing will be held at the BMHA Administrative Offices, 300 Perry St., Buffalo, NY on Tuesday April 10, 2018 at 10:00 am.

Notice of Upcoming BMHA Board of Directors Meeting and Committee Meeting Schedule

Committee Meetings will be held at 300 Perry in the Training and Development Conference Room

For a complete schedule of 2018 meetings, please access the link below:

Committee Meetings & Board Schedule 2018


Effective April 21, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.,  the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority closed the waitlist for the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) and is no longer accepting applications at this time.

For families that applied online during the BMHA waiting list opening, BMHA will select 4,000 applicants for the HCV Waiting List through a randomized, computer process. All families who completed the application process during this time will receive an email at the email address provided during the application process, which informs them if they were selected or not selected to be on the waiting list.

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Our Mission

To assist our residents in attaining and maintaining a high standard for their quality of life. The Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority will provide services and opportunities associated with affordable, desirable, and secure housing to individuals and families. We will provide customer service, programs and amenities which are the best possible.

Our Vision

The Purpose of the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority is multi-faceted. It is our intention to create programs and provide services to our resident population and the broader Buffalo community within the parameters set by these overall goals:

To provide safe, clean, affordable housing to residents of the City of Buffalo that will be considered housing of choice.

To encourage and participate in strategic redevelopment of city's neighborhoods.

To offer all residents equal access to desirable housing and communities.

To Foster a sense of purpose and pride that will encourage family self-sufficiency.

To encourage tenant participation and involvement in BMHA operations and services as well as providing access to entrepreneurial development and employment opportunities.

Board of Commissioners
  • David Rodriguez  - Chairman
  • Nona B. Watson - Vice Chairman
  • Alan Core - Member
  • David J. State - Member
  • Rishawn Sonubi - Member
  • Leonard Williams - Resident Commissioner
  • Robin Edwards - Resident Commissioner


  • Gillian Brown – Acting Executive Director and Secretary to the Board of Commissioners
  • Modesto Candelario – Assistant Executive Director
  • Gillian Brown – General Counsel


  • Established in 1934 as a public corporation with its own independent status.
  • Governed by a Board of seven members, five of whom are appointed by the Mayor and two of whom are elected at-large from the tenant population.
  • Board Chair and vice chair are elected from among board members each year
  • Operates in compliance with Federal, New York State and City of Buffalo housing standards
  • Manages 31 developments within the City of Buffalo
  • Provides 4307 housing units within the City of Buffalo
  • Distributes 1444 housing vouchers through the Section 8 Voucher Program
  • Screens applicants and inspects apartments annually
  • Provides rent that is never more than 30% of gross income
  • Presents job training and educational opportunities for tenants
  • Collaborates with many social service agencies, located on-site for easy resident access