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Homeownership Counseling
The Office of Strategic Planning has partnered with several counseling agencies to provide home-ownership training.The training includes credit analysis and repairing tips, home-buyer terminologies, loan application assistance, and other topics needed to prepare for the participant for their first home buying experience. 

Rehabilitation Loans
Programs for owner occupants include the Target Street Rehab Initiative, the Fifty-Fifty Program, and the Emergency Assistance Program.Funds are available as full conditional grants, partial conditional grants and no interest loans, based on the household income of the applicant.

Funds to improve rental housing are available to for-profit and not-for-profit corporations, and investor owners to ensure that decent, safe and affordable housing is available for tenants.Loan terms are structured to each project.  For more information, click here.

Downpayment Assistance
Down payment and closing cost assistance will enable many first-time homebuyers earning less than 80 percent of their community's median income to purchase their first home.This program provides funding up to a maximum of $5,000 to assist with down payment and closing cost expenses associated with the purchase. 

Contact Us...

Yvonne McCray
Housing Division

313 City Hall
Buffalo NY 14202

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Office Hours:
Monday thru Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm
Summer Hours:
July 1 - Sept 4
Monday thru Friday, 8:30am-4:00pm