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Housing and Community Development Services

Housing

We offer a variety of housing services, including First Time Home-Buyer Education and Counseling, Financial Capability (Budget and Credit) Education and Counseling, Mortgage Foreclosure Intervention Counseling, Rental Assistance Counseling, and Fair Housing Education and Counseling. We are the oldest HUD certified housing counseling agency in the area.

Minority and Women Business Technical Assistance and Loan Program

The Loan Fund is a program designed to provide “access to capital” otherwise unavailable to the small business and the self-employment community. The loan program also provides enhancement services such as post-loan technical assistance, business training and referral services to loan recipients.

Featured Story

My name is Kelly and the Buffalo Urban League helped me save my home. When I got laid off my job because of the economic downturn, I started missing mortgage payments because I was not receiving the same kind of income as I did before I lost my job. Finally, I went to the Buffalo Urban League for help. And five months after seeing Beverly Moore, the Buffalo Urban League Housing Coordinator, I finally got a trial loan modification with my lender. After successfully paying the terms of that trial modification, my lender also reduced my interest rate from 7% to 3% and they forgave about $35,000 – $40,000 in debt. It was a HUGE relief for me and I am grateful for Beverly Moore and the Buffalo Urban League for helping me save my home. With their help, I am now continuing with my dream of earning my college degree.