The next BURA Board Meeting will be held Thursday May 23, 2024 City Hall Room 210 at 9:30am

Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency

Success Stories

Niagara Square Apartments 

The Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency played a key role in phase one of the development of these apartments. The Niagara Square Apartments are located at 270 Niagara Street and features 48 units. 

Riverside Apartments

This site was formerly Buffalo Public School #60. The Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency played a key role in its transformation. The historic property now features 68 units. It is located at 238 Ontario Street.

Whites Livery Apartments

This site was a historic stable for horses. It was preserved and transformed into an apartment building with 14 units. 

Mt. Olive Senior Manor

This project is the result of a faith-based and community-based partnership between the Mt. Olive Community Development Corporation and People Inc. It is located at 703 E. Delavan Avenue features 65 affordable senior apartments. 

McCarley Gardens Redevelopment

The completed project is located at 818 Michigan Street and is a faith-based project lead by St. John Baptist Church and McCarley Master Developer. The project featured the renovation and update of 150 units of affordable rental housing in the Fruitbelt, adjacent to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. 

Apartments at the Lyceum

The project located at 97 Swinburne was spearheaded by Community Services for Every1. The project features a conversion of the former St. John Kanty School. A total of 37 affordable units are included in this project.

West Side Homes

This project is located on various sites in West Buffalo on 176 Congress and 176 Hampshire Streets. it  features 49 affordable rental apartments on formerly vacant parcels. This is a People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH) project with Buffalo Neighborhood Stabilization Corp. (BNSC) as the developer.

Community Resources

Help with fair housing

Learn about fair housing laws and how to report issues with fair housing

Get lead out of your home

Does your home or rental home have lead? Find out how BURA can help.

Help with home repairs

You may qualify for a ZERO to LOW-interest loan for housing repairs through the Rental and Owner Housing Rehab Program!

Down payment help

The Down Payment Closing Cost Assistance Program helps eligible low-income first-time homebuyers with costs associated with down payments and closing costs

Jobs for Contractors!

We're currently looking for contractors! 

Roofers, Plumbers, Electricians, Lead and Asbestos Abatement Contractors.

Housing Resource Guide 2024

Need a roof, hot water tank or help with other home repairs? Looking to help protect your children or your tenant’s children from the devastating developmental impact of lead exposure? Find out about these and other BURA services in our Housing Resource Guide! 

BURA Updates

BURA celebrates year two with Eight Days of Hope!

 

BUFFALO, N.Y. (BURA)-  Eight Days of Hope had a wonderful turn out this year in the Lovejoy neighborhood! More than 1,500 volunteers from 34 states, Western New York and Canada participated!

BURA and the City of Buffalo is proud to play a major role in this multi-year endeavor.

The city of Buffalo provided a $750,000 grant from the city’s American Rescue Plan Funding (ARP). The funds are being administered and monitored by BURA, where City of Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown serves as chairman. We’re proud to continue this partnership with Eight Days of Hope. Their work greatly supports our mission to improve the quality of life for our residents.

View full photo galleries on https://www.buffalourbanrenewal.com/bura-blog/

 

Lead Hazard Reduction Program

 

BURA offers a Lead Hazard Reduction Program. Through this program homeowners can get help with lead remediation.

 

The program focuses on neighborhoods in Census tracts 61, 171, 37, and 38. Those areas are the city’s upper west side neighborhood and the Schiller Park neighborhood.

 

TO APPLY:  Upper West Side /Heart of the City Neighborhoods

191 North Street, Suite Buffalo NY 14201

http://hocn.org / 716-882-7661

 

Schiller Park /  University District CDC/Gloria J. Parks

3242 Main Street, Buffalo NY 14214 

http://udcda.org / 716-832-1010

Local family gives thanks to Habitat Buffalo, the city of Buffalo, and neighbors during dedication ceremony

 

BUFFALO, N.Y. (BURA) – The City of Buffalo Office of Strategic Planning, Habitat for Humanity Buffalo, and the Hamlin Park Taxpayers Association are celebrating the completion of the very first house through the city’s Immediate Infill Housing Program.

The program takes properties that are not suitable for redevelopment, and immediately replaces them with a brand-new home built from the ground up! 

 

 

We're currently looking for contractors! 

Roofers, Plumbers, Electricians, Lead and Asbestos Abatement Contractors.

HOW TO APPLY

Click the PDF / Fill it out and send to: 

City of Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency
Room 315 City Hall
 65 Niagara Square, Buffalo NY 14202
OR VIA EMAIL 
eprodriguez@city-buffalo.gov
 
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Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency 

920 City Hall

Buffalo, NY 14202

716-851-BURA

716-851-GROW

www.buffalourbanrenewal.com

 

Bura’s Mission: "The City of Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency, strives to promote the expeditious undertaking, financing and completion of community development programs and create quality and vibrant urban living in Buffalo New York through neighborhood driven development projects. BURA achieves community development through expenditures development of and rehab of existing houses and or apartments and offering technical and financial assistance to businesses and provides technical assistance and compliance to the City of Buffalo."

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