Creating First Time Homeowners in Cheektowaga

We are excited to announce that we have once again successfully created homeowners through our CHDO program. The Matt Urban Center’s Housing & Community Development team recently sold two properties located at 18 and 20 Randolph Avenue in the Town of Cheektowaga to low income first time homebuyers. We partnered with the Town of Cheektowaga to build two 3-Bedroom, 2-bathroom homes with garages on a vacant lot. Thank you to our attorneys, agents and housing department for continuing our mission to revitalize neighborhoods, serve families and change lives.
This opportunity is sponsored by the Town of Cheektowaga and the HOME investment Partnership Program through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Employment Opportunity: Housing Specialist

Now Hiring: Housing Specialist

Job Description: The Housing Specialist will facilitate access to and determination of eligibility for individuals seeking housing services. The Intake Specialist will work with housing staff to assist with client intake, underwriting for government funded housing initiatives, housing development projects, and project marketing.  They are responsible for performing telephone, on-site and in person screening for various programs. As an integral part of the Housing Department and the Matt Urban Center, this position involves consistent client tracking and reporting and requires an up-to-date knowledge of community and housing resources to ensure appropriate referrals.

Click the link above for full listing. Please submit cover letter, resume and one-page writing sample to our Housing Director, Maya Shermer, at mshermer@urbanctr.org.

Employment Opportunity: Emergency Shelter Supervisor

Now Hiring: Emergency Shelter Supervisor

Job Description: The Emergency Shelter Supervisor will maintain a safe, supportive Trauma Informed environment within the shelter, monitor the facility to maintain safety of clients and shelter space, and assist clients with shelter routines and following all shelter procedures.

Click the link above for full listing. Please submit cover letter and resume to Christal Guthrie at cguthrie@urbanctr.org.

Our Impact: By the Numbers

We’re proud to share what our programs and staff have accomplished in the past year. Thanks to our funders, community partners and supporters for helping us do this work!

Home Buying & Repair Workshop with Journey’s End

We’re very excited to be partnering with our friends at Journey’s End to host a Home Buying and Repair workshop on Thursday, February 28 at 11:00AM at 1081 Broadway. We will have Somali and Bengali interpreters present to assist our neighbors from those communities. Come learn more about the programs our Housing Department offers!

Buffalo Urban League Homebuyer Seminar

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 guest speaker will be Liz Blazely.
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.

Join us for our Quarterly Community Breakfast!

Want to learn more about our programs at the Matt Urban Center and hear the latest update on our School 57 renovation project?

Join us on Saturday, September 22 at 10:30AM for our quarterly community breakfast! The event will take place in the third floor hall of our main headquarters at 1081 Broadway.

We will have a presentation on the renovations currently underway at the former School 57 building, followed by a roundtable with our Housing & Community Development, Youth, and Hope Services programs. A brief survey will be conducted to inform the discussion at our next meeting.

Light breakfast will be provided. Please contact us with questions at (716) 893-7222 x310 or eblacksheare@urbanctr.org.