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Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals

Address:
15 Genesee St
Buffalo, NY 14203

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away)

Telephone:
(716) 250-2400

Website:
http://www.buffalourbanleague.org

Services:
Provides counseling and education for those looking to become first time home buyers. Also provides financial capability, mortgage foreclosure, and fair housing counseling and education. Programs are a source of information about ownership, predatory lending, mortgage foreclosure prevention counseling, fair housing, budgeting, handling debt, and credit repair.Periodically, when government funds are available (Federal Emergency Management Agency-FEMA), we provide qualified recipients with financial assistance with either their first month's rent or one month's past due rent, up to $700.00 and rental assistance counseling. In addition, when these funds are available, mortgage payment assistance is available just for principal and interest, not escrow (taxes and insurance).

Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm.

Eligibility:
Open to all.Service Area: Erie and Niagara Counties

Documents To Bring:
Call.


Western New York Independent Living

Address:
3108 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14214

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away)

Telephone:
(716) 836-0822

Website:
http://wnyil.org/Mental-Health-PEER-Connection-Division

Services:
MHPC Peers have had their own struggles in obtaining safe, affordable housing. Our Peers, because of their experience, can show others with mental health issues the ropes to navigating the housing market, specific-targeted housing, filling out applications and negotiating with landlords in order to achieve safe affordable housing. Financial assistance for rental assistance, utility assistance, and more may be available depending on funding.

Hours:
Flexible to accommodate the individual

Eligibility:
Current clients/consumers of Mental Health Peer Connection services may participate in this program.Service Area: Erie County

Documents To Bring:
Call for an appointment or walk in to complete the intake process


We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.

-- E James Rohn

Rein Jason T

Address:
206 S Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14201

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away)

Telephone:
(716) 847-2441

Website:
http://evergreenhs.org/Services/HousingAssistance

Services:
Housing Retention: a Medicaid funded housing program that works to develop skills that will increase housing stability by providing: crisis intervention, mental health referrals, life skill counseling, conflict resolution, landlord mediation and long term financial support.Housing Placement: A housing specialist is available to assist individuals who are HIV positive with locating safe, secure housing and to provide help to identify funding sources. Emergency Financial Assistance: Funds are available to HIV positive individuals to assist with securing safe housing and prevent eviction or utility termination. Funds for first month's rent, security deposit, past due rent and utility disconnect prevention are limited to one time per eligible individual within a 12 month period.Rental Subsidy: Evergreen Health receives grants that allow us to provide rental assistance on a monthly basis, similar to that offered through Section VIII.Also maintains Evergreen Lofts which are located in the Pratt-Willard neighborhood, at 392 Genesee Street in Buffalo. The historic building has been completely renovated, and has 56 beautiful units.

Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm

Eligibility:
Individuals who are HIV positiveEvergreen Lofts: income has to be below 60% of the area median income.Housing Placement: Serves Erie and Niagara counties.Service Area for all other programs: Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming, Genesee, Chautauqua, and Cattaraugus Counties

Documents To Bring:
Free or low cost


Catholic Charities of Buffalo

Address:
525 Washington St
Buffalo, NY 14203

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away)

Telephone:
(716) 856-4494

Website:
http://www.ccwny.org

Services:
Provides assistance and case management to prevent homelessness. Assistance with pending eviction and rent arrears.

Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:45am-4:45pm.

Eligibility:
Income and other guidelines apply.Areas served: Grand Island, Clarence, Newstead, City of Tonawanda, Akron, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Alden, West Seneca, Boston, Holland, Brant, Concord, Sardinia, Gowanda, Elma, Marilla, Orchard Park, Aurora, East Aurora, Wales, Evans, Angola, Eden, Colden, Farnham, North Collins, Springville, Collins.

Documents To Bring:
Applicants should have a denial of assistance in writing from the Department of Social Services. Call Tammie Hall to see if you are eligible.


US Housing & Urban Dev Department

Address:
465 Main St #200
Buffalo, NY 14203

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away)

Telephone:
(716) 551-5755

Website:
https://www.hud.gov/

Services:
homebuying home ownership home refinancing HUD homes for sale and how to buy one rental assistance programs relocation, foreclosure and eviction services for the homeless housing discrimination

Hours:
Mon: 8am 4:30pmTue: 8am 4:30pmWed: 8am 4:30pmThu: 8am 4:30pmFri: 8am 4:30pm


The Salvation Army of Tonawanda, NY

Address:
46 Broad St
Tonawanda, NY 14150

Map & Directions

(8 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(716) 693-3110

Website:
http://salvationarmyempirestate.org/

Services:
Emergency food assistance provider, Neighbor 4 Neighbor utility assistance for seniors when funds are available, rental assistance for Niagara County residents, nutrition & recreation program for the elderly. Member of the WNY Holiday Partnership which provides toys and gifts to low income families for the winter holidays. Neighbor for Neighbor - Provides a onetime grant to help pay heating costs. The maximum grant is $500 for National Fuel Gas accounts. Applicant must live in the National Fuel Gas service area. Applications are accepted for gas. To qualify to submit an application the applicant must be: at least 55 years of age or disabled or have a medical condition that could be worsened by the absence of heating or be receiving unemployment.

Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9:00am-11:30am & 1:00pm-2:00pm.2017 Holiday toys: October 10, Monday- Friday, 10am-12pm, For the month of November, Monday- Thursday, 10am-12pm, Appointments will be made for those unable to apply at these times due to a work schedule.

Eligibility:
Residents living in 14150, 14120, 14072, & 14228 area.Holiday program: Must be food stamp eligible; children 12 and under.

Documents To Bring:
Must have identification for each member of household, proof of residence, & proof of monthly income, including dollar amount. Holiday toys: For details about holiday assistance call 211 or 888-696-9211.


WNYHeroes Inc.

Address:
8205 Main St #1
Buffalo, NY 14221

Map & Directions

(9 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(716) 630-5020

Website:
http://www.wnyheroes.org

Services:
Provides a grant of up to $500 to combat veterans and their families for up to 3 months to help meet a basic need, which may include rent, mortgage, utilities, food, holiday meals, medical bills, etc. Grants will be paid directly to the landlord, mortgage company, utility company, etc. on behalf of the veteran.

Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm.

Eligibility:
Must be a veteran in possession of a DD214 or Active military ID. 180 of active duty, excluding any and all training.Area served: WNY

Documents To Bring:
Application available online or in person. Once a grant is filled out, it is reviewed by our grant committee and veteran must come in for a face to face interview with a committee member.


Niagara Community Action Program

Address:
265 Falconer St
North Tonawanda, NY 14120

Map & Directions

(11 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(716) 694-9727

Website:
http://www.niagaracap.org

Services:
On-site emergency food pantry and information on meal planning and budgeting. Clothing closet providing new and used clothing for children and adults. Professional Clothes Closet for residents seeking job placement. Rent and mortgage assistance (when funds available) to low income individuals & families. Fair Housing Advocacy Program assists individuals who feel they are a victim of discrimination when purchasing or renting a home. Information, assessment and referral to the appropriate federal, state, or local human rights agency or court. Housing location services and landlord/tenant advocacy also provided. Individual advocacy, information and referral, application assistance, asset management, and budget counseling are also available.

Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm.

Eligibility:
Income guidelines apply. Service Area: Niagara County

Documents To Bring:
Call for information or visit the Center.


It's not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.

-- Coach Bear Bryant

Niagara County Social Services

Address:
301 10th St
Niagara Falls, NY 14303

Map & Directions

(16 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(716) 278-8400

Website:
http://www.niagaracounty.com/SocialServices

Services:
Family Assistance: provides temporary financial support to families with children and pregnant women who are without sufficient income to maintain themselves. Temporary Disability Assistance is also available for persons temporarily disabled or needed in the home to care for others. Safety Net: provides vouchers for essential expenses to individuals who have reached their lifetime limit of Family Assistance and children in the care of non-relatives, or for single & childless couples.Temporary Disability Assistance (TDA): provides assistance to persons with temporary disabilities, persons 60 years of age and older, caregivers of those with disabilities, and those with permanent disabilities awaiting SSI benefits.SNAP (Supplemental Needs Assistance Program): Provided to individuals/families in need of assistance purchasing food due to limited income. Mixed Household SNAP benefits are granted to households who have some members who receive temporary assistance and some who do not. Benefits are obtained electronically through the EBT system.Medical Assistance: provides medical coverage to persons without insurance, premium support to persons paying a Medicare premium and coverage for adults whose children receive Child Health Plus.

Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm.

Eligibility:
All programs have income guidelines specific to each program.Service area: Niagara County

Documents To Bring:
Apply in person.


Niagara Community Action Program

Address:
564 19th St
Niagara Falls, NY 14301

Map & Directions

(16 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(716) 282-4375

Website:
http://www.niagaracap.org

Services:
On-site emergency food pantry and information on meal planning and budgeting. Clothing closet providing new and used clothing for children and adults. Professional Clothes Closet for residents seeking job placement. Rent and mortgage assistance (when funds available) to low income individuals & families. Fair Housing Advocacy Program assists individuals who feel they are a victim of discrimination when purchasing or renting a home. Information, assessment and referral to the appropriate federal, state, or local human rights agency or court. Housing location services and landlord/tenant advocacy also provided. Individual advocacy, information and referral, application assistance, case management, asset management and budget counseling are also available.Member of the WNY Holiday Partnership which provides toys and gifts to low income families for the winter holiday.Baby Needs Program meets the emergency needs of infants and very young children by providing them with a supply of diapers, infant formula, baby food, and baby care products. Limited quantities.

Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm.2017 Holiday Assistance: December 1-13, Monday-Friday, 8:30am-3:30pm

Eligibility:
Income guidelines apply. Service Area: Niagara CountyHoliday program: Must be food stamp eligible; children 12 and under.

Documents To Bring:
Walk-in or call for information.Holiday toys: For details about holiday assistance call 211 or 888-696-9211.


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