The BURA board meeting for May has been cancelled. ...... Want a ZERO or LOW-interest loan for housing repairs? Find out if you qualify! CALL 311 for the rental and owner-occupied housing rehab program!!

Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency

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 2023

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! 

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. 

BURA Updates

Lead Hazard Reduction Program


BURA and the City of Buffalo Office of Strategic Planning 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 / 716-882-7661


Schiller Park /  University District CDC/Gloria J. Parks

3242 Main Street, Buffalo NY 14214 / 716-832-1010

We're currently looking for contractors! 

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


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
Contractors Needed! This information packet will show you how to apply!
Contractor Information Packet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.6 MB]

Groundbreaking for the Apartments at the Lyceum

BUFFALO, N.Y. (BURA) - The City of Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency was proud to join Community Services for Every1 during a groundbreaking ceremony for the Apartments at the Lyceum. It’s a $23 million project that will provide 42 affordable and supportive apartments. It will also transform the St. John Kanty Parish. It will also serve as a community hub for the Broadway-Fillmore area. 

The city of Buffalo provided 10 lots for the project. BURA awarded $750,000 to Community Services for Every1 for the project.

BURA getting the word out about the dangers of lead in your home!


BUFFALO, N.Y. (BURA)- Team BURA was out in the community this week educating residents about the hazards of lead, during the weekly city of Buffalo Clean Sweep event.

If you live in the Schiller Park area or the Upper West Side area there could be a high risk of lead in your home!

The city of Buffalo offers a Lead Hazard Reduction Program.

To qualify for the program, you must have a home built before 1978, meet income-eligibility guidelines, and have children 6 years old or younger either living or visiting the home.

Call 311 for more information! Click here to see more photos

Learn more about protecting your home from LEAD! 


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

Aug 11, 2022

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! 



BURA assists with funding for Eight Days of Hope Buffalo


BUFFALO, N.Y. (BURA) – Dozens of volunteers from Western New York, and across the nation, all pitched-in to help paint and repair homes in Buffalo’s Fillmore District last month.


BURA is helping to make sure this work continues in our community! The BURA Board voted today to facilitate the disbursement of $750,000 in funds to the program. These funds will help Eight Days of Hope fix more homes throughout the city in the years to come.


Along with fixing up homes in the Fillmore District, Eight Days of Hope Buffalo is making repairs to Lincoln Park located on between Amity Street and Peck Street in the Fillmore District.


Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency 

920 City Hall

Buffalo, NY 14202




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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