About MUC

The Matt Urban Center (MUC) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit located on Buffalo’s East Side with a mission to revitalize neighborhoods, serve families and change lives. Formerly known as The Polish Community Center of Buffalo, Inc., we continue to serve our community as the Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY. 

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 Comittment 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.

Our Sites:

Main Offices: 1081 Broadway

Hope Center: 243 Sears Street

TJ Dulski Community Center: 129 Lewis Street

Thomas J. Wojnar Senior Apartments: 104 Lewis Street

Anna Walentynowicz Apartments: 185 Rother Avenue

Monroe Place Apartments

Hope Gardens

Hope House Apartments