Success Stories

BURA makes a wide range of investments to improve our neighborhoods. These photos show the type of service-based and capital investment projects that have been completed recently.

 

Four entitlement programs offered through HUD are:

1. CDBG - Community Development Block Grant

2. HOME - HOME Investment Partnerships

3. ESG - Emergency Solutions Grant

4. HOPWA - Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS

 

ABOUT CDBG:

  • Assist with the development of viable communities by providing decent, affordable housing; a suitable living environment; and economic opportunities for persons with low and moderate incomes, or lower.
  • At 70% of all funds must benefit low or moderate income persons or neighborhoods.
  • Up to 15% of grant may be used to provide public services.
  • Up to 20% of grant may be used for program administration.

ABOUT HOME:

  • Supports the construction and rehabilitation of affordable housing for low and moderate income renters and homeowners
  • Distributed by RFP to developers and non-profits seekding to construct or renovate affordable housing.
  • Proposals are reviewed by BURA to determine readiness of development and amount of outside funding being leveraged.
  • At least 15% of grant must be set aside for use by Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs)
  • Up to 10% of grant may be used for program administration.

ABOUT ESG:

  • Help to prevent homelessness, and address the housing and supportive service needs of homeless individuals and families.
  • Distributed directly to local non-profits to provide street outreach, emergency shelter, prevention services and rapid rehousing.
  • Not available for construction or renovation of facilities.
  • Allocations made based on applications submitted to and reviewed by Continuum of Care Committee.
  • Up to 7.5% of grant may be used for program administration.

ABOUT HOPWA:

  • Provide housing assistance and related supportive services for persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families.
  • Distributed directly to local non-profits to provide both permanent and short-term housing assistance and other supportive services.
  • Not available for construction or renovation of facilities.
  • Allocations made based on application submitted to and reviewed by the City of Buffalo.
  • Up to 3% of grant may be used for program administration.

238 Ontario

540 Genesee

Busti & Eller

430 Jersey

1325 Main Street

Brunswick & Laurel

1542 Main Street

CDBG Demolitions

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