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Neighborhood Housing Services of South Buffalo

Neighborhood Housing Services of South Buffalo NHS South Buffalo is a non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining the aesthetic and economic conditions of our neighborhoods. We are one of the oldest non-profits working within the city of Buffalo, and have helped countless residents over the last 30+ years.

We provide home weatherization programs, home rehabilitation, financial/home ownership counseling.

Operating as usual

Wishing everyone Good Luck in the lottery !
03/22/2022
Waitlist for Section 8 opening

Wishing everyone Good Luck in the lottery !

Online applications for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program will open on April 11.

New Program available Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law allocates $14.2 billion to ...
02/08/2022

New Program available

Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law allocates $14.2 billion to make long-term investments in expanding affordable broadband access through the Affordable Connectivity Program. Administered through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the program provides low-income households with a discount on monthly internet bills, expands eligibility criteria, increases consumer protections, and will continue serving families once the pandemic comes to an end.

The ACP includes discounts up to $30 per month on the cost of internet service for qualifying households, as well as discounts up to $75 per month for households on Tribal land. Additionally, the program includes a one-time discount up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer for eligible households if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price. It is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household. Click to learn more about the program and how to apply.

On December 1, 2021 benefits are being provided through the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) to as...
01/19/2022

On December 1, 2021 benefits are being provided through the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) to assist with water and waste line arrearages. No Liens will be placed on the property. The program ends in September 2023 or until funding is depleted.
More information can be found at https://otda.ny.gov/programs/water-assistance/#overview

Great resource for information
12/22/2021

Great resource for information

Additional assistance for heating home...see eligibility and contact link The New York State Office of Temporary and Dis...
11/17/2021
Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

Additional assistance for heating home...see eligibility and contact link

The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) has Home Energy
Assistance Program (HEAP) funding available to help eligible households pay past-due arrears
for natural gas and/or electric utility accounts. Payments are made directly to an eligible
household’s utility company.
The Regular Arrears Supplement is a one-time benefit based on the actual amount of current
utility arrears, up to a maximum of $10,000 per applicant household. Benefits are paid directly
to the household’s gas and/or electric utility vendor(s).
You may be eligible for a Regular Arrears Supplement HEAP benefit if:
 You heat your home with natural gas or electricity, and/or
 Your heating costs are included in your rent, but you are responsible for paying for your
home’s electricity,
And
 Your income is at or below the current HEAP income guidelines, or you receive Family
Assistance, Safety Net Assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) or Code
A Supplemental Security Income,
 You received, or meet all of the eligibility criteria to receive, a Regular HEAP benefit in
the current program year,
 You pay a vendor directly for your gas and/or electricity usage, and
 Your current gas and/or electricity account(s) is/are in active collections, or otherwise
facing disconnection or termination due to unpaid arrears.
Households may apply for HEAP Regular Arrears Supplement (RAS) benefits through the Erie County Department of Social Services. Benefits are provided to eligible applicants on a first come first served basis through September 30, 2022 or until funds are no longer available.
We encourage you to contact the HEAP Department as soon as possible to apply.
For additional information about HEAP, please visit OTDA’s website at: https://otda.ny.gov/programs/heap/

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) can help eligible New Yorkers heat their home. The amount of assistance depends on your household income and may be available even if your heat is included in your rent.

For Senior Citizens... family, neighbors, and friends. Check out the link for the November menu. Bon appetit :)
10/30/2021

For Senior Citizens... family, neighbors, and friends. Check out the link for the November menu. Bon appetit :)

Our November Frozen Congregate Meals menu is up already! Take a look and if you have any questions, call the number on the flyer!
http://ow.ly/HGKF50GBg6J

With the upcoming cold-weather season approaching remember to have a Clean & Tune of your furnace so it runs properly an...
10/15/2021
Clean & Tune Benefit | HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program)

With the upcoming cold-weather season approaching remember to have a Clean & Tune of your furnace so it runs properly and efficiently for heating gas consumption. If you receive HEAP benefits there is a program to assist with Clean & Tune https://www3.erie.gov/heap/clean-tune-benefit

Clean & Tune is a benefit available to assist homeowners in cleaning and tuning their primary heating equipment. This is a general service to assist with your households primary heating unit. The goal is to ensure your home is being heated safely and as efficiently as possible. Homeowners must have:...

Heating bills on the rise, call our office at 716-837-0071  for FREE Weatherization Assistance Program income eligibilit...
10/14/2021
Winter heating bills set to jump as inflation hits home

Heating bills on the rise, call our office at 716-837-0071 for FREE Weatherization Assistance Program income eligibility guidelines.

With prices surging worldwide for heating oil, natural gas, and other fuels, the U.S. government said Wednesday it expects households to see their heating bills jump as much as 54% compared to last winter.

Remember to change your furnace filter and get a Clean&Tune so the furnace works properly. If you receive HEAP call the ...
10/08/2021
National Fuel: winter heating season will feature rising natural gas costs

Remember to change your furnace filter and get a Clean&Tune so the furnace works properly. If you receive HEAP call the HEAP office and ask for a clean & tune on your furnace.

The utility company says there will be a 43 percent increase in the average residential customer's winter heating bill, compared to a year ago.

09/17/2021
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08/16/2021
Maybe an elderly neighbor or someone in need could benefit..distribute to your neighbors
08/10/2021

Maybe an elderly neighbor or someone in need could benefit..distribute to your neighbors

Tomorrow (Tuesday August 10, 2021) the Seneca-Babcock Community Association, Inc. will have plenty of food at our Mobile Food Pantry. This is open to EVERYONE no matter residency. You can walk through or drive through, we will load up your trunk for you. This will be at our Arlene Mychajliw Community Center location at 82 Harrison St, Buffalo NY 14210 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm. We will have fresh produce and dairy to name a few things.

08/05/2021
08/05/2021

The Buffalo EOC is offering NFTA Firefighter Test Exam Prep.
Classes begin on August 12th. Call 716-645-1900 for details on how you can register today!

07/20/2021
Resources for the repair of rental units...maybe your landlord would be interested in attending...
07/13/2021

Resources for the repair of rental units...maybe your landlord would be interested in attending...

Photos from Neighborhood Housing Services of South Buffalo's post
06/04/2021

Photos from Neighborhood Housing Services of South Buffalo's post

and remember to call our office after your repairs...you may also be eligible to participate in the Weatherization Assis...
05/13/2021

and remember to call our office after your repairs...you may also be eligible to participate in the Weatherization Assistance Program (NYS/DOE) ...837-0071

04/21/2021
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If you have a pet in need of a rabies shot, Erie County will help you get one next month for free.

The county's Health Department has announced two drive-thru clinics will be held next month. Appointments are required for both and a limited number of appointments are available. No walk-ins will be accepted. You can register online or if unable to do so, you can call (716) 961-6800.Dogs, cats and ferrets three months of age or older are eligible. Up to three pets can be vaccinated per appointment. Proof of vaccination will be needed in order to get a three-year rabies certificate, otherwise a one-year certificate will be given.

Face coverings will be required at all times and social distancing strictly enforced.

Volunteers are being provided by the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society, the Medaille College Veterinary Technology Program, the SPCA Serving Erie County and Erie County SMART.

Here are the dates and locations with links to register:

Saturday, May 8, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Town of Tonawanda Highway Department (Located off Military, North of Kenmore Ave.)
450 Woodward Avenue, Kenmore, NY 14217
Register: bit.ly/0508rabies

Saturday, May 22, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Buffalo Public School 84
462 Grider Street, Buffalo, NY 14215
Register: bit.ly/0522rabies

Tomorrow we will be co-hosting an event on Zoom at 12 noon...please join us !
04/13/2021

Tomorrow we will be co-hosting an event on Zoom at 12 noon...please join us !

02/22/2021

Just received this notification....short deadline Neighborhood
Garden Beautification Grants Online application is open – deadline is this Sunday!

Gardening transforms communities. The creativity and commitment of gardeners keep communities safer, more beautiful, with better connected neighbors, and create a healthier environment.

Projects must be in the city of Buffalo, and public – seen from the street – and need to bring neighbors together.
Funded projects need to be completed by mid-July. Past grants have helped to fund:
Community gardens
Street side planters
Historical garden restoration
Street pole banners
Annuals for baskets
Rain Gardens
Most any garden-related projects – limited only by your imagination!
Learn More and Apply Online
Grant applications are due by Sunday, February 28.
There are two grants. You just apply – we'll figure out the grant for which your group is eligible. The application process is easy and we offer assistance if needed. Email [email protected] with questions or call (716) 247-5004.

Past recipients have included (Top Row, left to right): Elmwood Village Association; Middle Highland Block Club (streetside planters); (Second Row): Willowlawn Street Block Club (street median plantings); Mayer Avenue Community Garden; (Row Three): Friends of the Japanese Garden of Buffalo (Mirror Lake Islands and Banks Project); Valley Community Association; (Row Four): Tyler-Winspear Garden; Bird Herkimer Block Club (landscaping around new signage).

To view a lost of past Lunenfeld Beatification Grant recipients, visit here. For Vibrant Buffalo Grant recipients, visit here.

02/05/2021
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Just received this information...

Supporting Residents and Businesses During and After COVID-19
The City of Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency (BURA) is excited to launch the “STAND UP Buffalo” Initiative. This initiative is comprised of a series of direct assistance grants and programs that will help alleviate the impacts the Coronavirus Pandemic has caused for Buffalo and cities across the nation.

The City of Buffalo received funding from the CARES Act and additional sources to fund the STAND UP Buffalo programs.
Addressing the Need BURA has been tracking the impacts of the pandemic on our residents and businesses since April 2020 in an effort to provide the city with useful data and observations. This data helps to identify areas in the city where residents are facing the greatest impacts from COVID-19 and to develop, target, and implement programs designed to address those needs. This data is current at the time of release.

We ask that you help BURA and our partnering organizations ensure that these services are delivered to our residents who need them most.

Below you will find your STAND UP Buffalo Program “Bundle” - downloadable digital flyers for each of the offered programs that we encourage you to share with your networks. Eligibility requirements and contact information are contained within.

Program "Bundle"

Eviction Preventionhttps://files.constantcontact.com/ec712d93601/d6a101bb-464d-4da6-9708-f7b1f6489797.pdf

Foreclosure Prevention

Rental and Owner Housing Rehab
https://files.constantcontact.com/ec712d93601/e11049dd-2cd3-4905-8e01-b54039dffab0.pdf

Fair Housing

Microenterprise Assistance

Thank you for sharing with your community!

Contact: [email protected]

Available ASAP
01/27/2021

Available ASAP

01/22/2021

We just finished processing the last application for Weatherization Assistance Program in zip codes 14210 and 14220. If you have experienced a downturn in your finances this past year, then give us a call to see if you are eligible for the program. 837-0071
All services are FREE to eligible applicants and no lien is placed on your home.

01/11/2021

As the temperature starts to dip contact us if you might need help staying warm!

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
01/11/2021
Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) can help eligible New Yorkers heat their home. The amount of assistance depends on your household income and may be available even if your heat is included in your rent.

Address

1937 S Park Ave
Buffalo, NY
14220

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm

Telephone

(716) 823-3630

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Wishing everyone Good Luck in the lottery !
New Program available Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law allocates $14.2 billion to make long-term investments in expanding affordable broadband access through the Affordable Connectivity Program. Administered through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the program provides low-income households with a discount on monthly internet bills, expands eligibility criteria, increases consumer protections, and will continue serving families once the pandemic comes to an end. The ACP includes discounts up to $30 per month on the cost of internet service for qualifying households, as well as discounts up to $75 per month for households on Tribal land. Additionally, the program includes a one-time discount up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer for eligible households if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price. It is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household. Click to learn more about the program and how to apply.
Spring will be here soon.....
On December 1, 2021 benefits are being provided through the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) to assist with water and waste line arrearages. No Liens will be placed on the property. The program ends in September 2023 or until funding is depleted. More information can be found at https://otda.ny.gov/programs/water-assistance/#overview
If you purchased for the Holiday Celebrations you may want to check....
Great resource for information
Additional assistance for heating home...see eligibility and contact link The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) has Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) funding available to help eligible households pay past-due arrears for natural gas and/or electric utility accounts. Payments are made directly to an eligible household’s utility company. The Regular Arrears Supplement is a one-time benefit based on the actual amount of current utility arrears, up to a maximum of $10,000 per applicant household. Benefits are paid directly to the household’s gas and/or electric utility vendor(s). You may be eligible for a Regular Arrears Supplement HEAP benefit if:  You heat your home with natural gas or electricity, and/or  Your heating costs are included in your rent, but you are responsible for paying for your home’s electricity, And  Your income is at or below the current HEAP income guidelines, or you receive Family Assistance, Safety Net Assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) or Code A Supplemental Security Income,  You received, or meet all of the eligibility criteria to receive, a Regular HEAP benefit in the current program year,  You pay a vendor directly for your gas and/or electricity usage, and  Your current gas and/or electricity account(s) is/are in active collections, or otherwise facing disconnection or termination due to unpaid arrears. Households may apply for HEAP Regular Arrears Supplement (RAS) benefits through the Erie County Department of Social Services. Benefits are provided to eligible applicants on a first come first served basis through September 30, 2022 or until funds are no longer available. We encourage you to contact the HEAP Department as soon as possible to apply. For additional information about HEAP, please visit OTDA’s website at: https://otda.ny.gov/programs/heap/
For Senior Citizens... family, neighbors, and friends. Check out the link for the November menu. Bon appetit :)
With the upcoming cold-weather season approaching remember to have a Clean & Tune of your furnace so it runs properly and efficiently for heating gas consumption. If you receive HEAP benefits there is a program to assist with Clean & Tune https://www3.erie.gov/heap/clean-tune-benefit
Heating bills on the rise, call our office at 716-837-0071 for FREE Weatherization Assistance Program income eligibility guidelines.
Remember to change your furnace filter and get a Clean&Tune so the furnace works properly. If you receive HEAP call the HEAP office and ask for a clean & tune on your furnace.
Maybe an elderly neighbor or someone in need could benefit..distribute to your neighbors