The Buffalo Urban League, in partnership with the City of Buffalo, Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency, and Evans Bank, will host a first time homebuyer orientation at the Matt Urban Center on Thursday, December 13 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
The class will include an overview of the home buying process, how to apply for a mortgage, tax benefits, credit repair and counseling, budgeting and more.
The class is free and open to the public, but you must register by calling (716) 250-2418. Please notify organizers in advance if you require special accommodations.
The Matt Urban Center’s Housing & Community Development department is thrilled to share that we have renovated and sold three properties in the Broadway Fillmore and South Buffalo communities to low-income first-time homebuyers!
One of the properties, located at 933 Fillmore Avenue, was owned by a couple who no longer live in the neighborhood. It had been their dream to fix up the house, but unfortunately they did not have the resources. They originally purchased the home for $18,000, but they decided to sell it to the Matt Urban Center for $1.00 so that it could be renovated and once again become an asset to the neighborhood.
There will be Open House events held at two of our CHDO properties this weekend for interested first-time homebuyers. Visitors can stop by 21 South Ryan Street, Buffalo on Saturday, March 17 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Those interested in 933 Fillmore Avenue, Buffalo can visit this property on Sunday, March 18 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Our agents will be on site to answer any questions about the properties.
Click here to learn more about our CHDO program and the homebuyer application process.
21 South Ryan
- 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom
- List price $98,000
- Open House: Saturday, March 17 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
933 Fillmore Avenue
- 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom
- List price $80,000
- Open House: Sunday, March 18 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
It was a busy evening at 1081 Broadway with the City of Buffalo’s Public Hearing/Community Roundtable event. Members of the community and area non-profit organizations were invited to weigh in on how the City will allocate its 2018-2019 funding, including Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) funds, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA) funds.
Breakout discussion groups dove into topics including funding needs for housing, community planning, crime prevention, public infrastructure, demolition, and public facilities.
Thank you to all who attended this event!
The Matt Urban Center’s community development efforts are expanding as they work to revitalize two properties in the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood and one in South Buffalo, all to be marketed to first time homebuyers.
Renovation work is well underway at 928 and 933 Fillmore Avenue and 21 South Ryan Street. All three properties were full gut rehabs and required new roofs, siding, paint, and interior fixtures and mechanicals. The agency is working with Continue reading “Matt Urban Center Gives New Life to Neglected Homes”