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Our Commitment to Racial Justice

The Matt Urban Center is committed to promoting racial equity and acknowledges historical systems of oppression including institutional and systemic racism which continue to this day. The Matt Urban Center will take active steps in addressing racial inequity as an organization and as it relates to the community we serve through training, stakeholder engagement, self-assessment, advocacy and intentional policy making. The Matt Urban Center recognizes that not actively combatting racism is equal to complicity.

In Difficult Times #OurWorkContinues

The COVID-19 pandemic abruptly changed our daily lives and forced us to change the way we do things, in order to keep moving forward. The Matt Urban Center staff and the clients we serve are no exception and, like many, we are doing the best we can to keep moving forward in this new normal. We provide essential services to people in need, so closing our doors has never been an option. 


Our staff are resilient and determined. They adapt and they respond. Simply put, OUR WORK CONTINUES. Every donation made through our online portal ensures that our essential programs continue during these difficult times.

COVID-19 Program Updates

Please CLICK HERE for detailed information regarding procedures for building entry, client appointments, and general inquiries. Procedures are broken down by site location and program, to ensure you are following our current safety guidelines and know what to expect when visiting or submitting inquiries to our sites.

The Matt Urban Center has been proudly serving East Buffalo, the Town of Cheektowaga and West Seneca for the past 44 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. 

As we continue into 2020, we are excited to be writing the next chapter of our agency’s story with our largest community development project to date. Construction is nearing completion as we return the former Public School 57 back to a community asset as a multipurpose facility. The Building Hope Capital Campaign will help us bring our newly renovated “Hope House” across the finish line and ensure we are able to continue housing families and providing essential services to our neighbors. 

Stay tuned for more updates and we hope you’ll explore and learn more about our project and campaign.

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 revitalize neighborhoods, serve families and change lives.

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:

Main Offices: 1081 Broadway

Polonia Hall/Matt Urban Hope Center: 385 Paderewski Drive

TJ Dulski Community Center, 129 Lewis Street

Thomas J. Wojnar Senior Apartments, 104 Lewis Street

Anna Walentynowicz Apartments, 185 Rother Avenue

Monroe Place Apartments, 296 Monroe Street

Hope Gardens Supportive Housing, 58 Oberlin Avenue

Hope House Apartments: 243 Sears Street

Hope House Emergency Shelter: 586 Genesee Street


Contact Us


Contact Information

Matt Urban Center
1081 Broadway
Buffalo, NY 14212
(716) 893-7222
Fax: (716) 893-7242
Email the Matt Urban Center

For more information or answers to any questions regarding Matt Urban Center programs, services or events, please see the department contact information below or fill out this form and we’ll get back to you!


Weatherization Department
Email Weatherization
(716) 893-7222 x218

Matt Urban Hope Center

Email Hope Center
(716) 893-7222 x306

Youth & Family Services Department
Email Youth & Family
(716) 893-7222 x403
Senior Services Department
Email Senior Services
(716) 893-7222 x207

Housing & Community Development

Email Housing
(716) 893-7222 x214

Hope Services
Email Hope Services
(716) 893-7222 x325