Matt Urban Center

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Thank you for taking the time to visit us on our new and improved website!

The Matt Urban Center has been proudly serving East Buffalo, the Town of Cheektowaga and West Seneca for the past 40 years. We continue to fulfill our mission of revitalizing neighborhoods, serve families and change lives by bringing together public and private resources in an effort to assist community residents in becoming self-sustaining.

For the past 17  years it has been my privilege to serve at the Matt Urban Center’s Executive Director. It has been a time of tremendous growth and opportunity and our staff work every day to help people onto their path of prosperity.


Marlies Wesolowski, Executive Director
Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY

About MUC

The Polish Community Center of Buffalo, Inc., now doing business as the Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY (MUC) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit with a mission to provide programs to enhance quality of life, preserve neighborhoods and encourage economic development.

Our Core Values

Our commitment to the community is to render our programs and services

  • with compassion, respect and integrity
  • in an effective manner
  • that are always reliable and accountable
  • embracing diversity
  • while taking the path that is progressive

It is with these values in mind that we create programs to improve the quality of residential housing, and by developing sustainable projects to improve the East Side of Buffalo and Western New York.


The Matt Urban Center’s Mission is to provide programs that revitalize neighborhoods, serve families and change lives.

Our Sites:

1081 Broadway, Main Offices

385 Paderewski, Polonia Hall/ Matt Urban HOPE Center

129 Lewis Street, T.J. Dulski Community Center

104 Lewis Street, Thomas J Wojnar Senior Apartments

185 Rother Refugee Apartments

296 Monroe Street Apartment Rentals for Young Adults



2013 Annual Report to the Community

2014 Annual Report to the Community

2015 Annual Report to the Community

2017 Annual Report to the Community

Hope Services

Hope Services encompasses the full array of services and support that assist the Matt Urban Center’s mission to revitalize Buffalo’s East Side. It is through these programs that we are able to serve families and change lives.

Housing Services

The Matt Urban Center has many programs and services available through our Housing and Weatherization Departments.

In 2017, our department assisted 56 homeowners in securing housing repair grants to help them make health and safety repairs to their homes.

Our housing department continues to provide safe and affordable housing for low income seniors, refugees, low-income community residents, chronically homeless women, veterans, and youth who have aged out of the foster care system.

Housing Department – Walk-in Hours

(all other times by appointment only)


Tuesdays: 12:00pm-3:30pm

Wednesdays: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Thursdays: 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Housing Home Repair Programs
Congratulations to the Housing Department for being awarded the City of Buffalo Community Partnerships Initiative contract for the Fillmore and Lovejoy Districts. The goal of this initiative is to build and sustain healthy and stable neighborhoods, create affordable housing rehabilitation and homeowner opportunities, and address neighborhood quality of life issues. Opportunities for home weatherization are also available through our Weatherization Department.


Homebuyer Programs
Funds are available to assist low income first-time home buyers purchasing within the City of Buffalo. There are also several homes available for sale through our CHDO Homebuyer Programs.


Agency Owned and/or Operated Real Estate
*Monroe Place – 296 Monroe Street, Buffalo, NY
*Parkview Senior Apartments – 104 Lewis Street, Buffalo, NY

*Help Buffalo’s Hickory Street Apartments – Broadway, Buffalo, NY
*AWA – 185 Rother Avenue, Buffalo, NY
*Hope Gardens – 58 Oberlin, Buffalo, NY

Housing Court Liaison and Receivership Administration
The Housing Department continues to serve as the Fillmore District liaison for Housing Court. In this capacity, we represent the district in court and work to address quality of life issues for our residents. Through the Receivership Program, Housing Court Judge Carney appoints the Matt Urban Center to make necessary repairs and address code violations in rented neglected properties throughout the City of Buffalo. Currently, we have over 80 units in receivership. The Housing Department has been working closely with the Homeless Outreach Program to place displaced tenants as a result of City Court Order’s to Vacate. Call 893-7222x 214 or email for information.


Community Development
The Housing Department continues to attend the East Buffalo Good Neighbors Planning Alliance, Weed and Seed, the Broadway Area Business Association, and Buffalo Green Code meetings to provide support and market our various programs. We also have several development projects underway.


This website was produced in part with the assistance of the City of Buffalo/City of Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency through
the Community Development Block Grant and/or HOME Program(s).