Matt Urban Center

Matt Urban Center A multi faceted non-profit organization serving the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood, Lovejoy and Fillmore Districts and Buffalo's East Side. The Polish Community Center of Buffalo, Inc., now doing business as the Lt.
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Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit with a mission to provide programs that revitalize neighborhoods, serve families and change lives.

Operating as usual

We had a great time connecting with our community and some awesome organizations at tonight’s Good for the Neighborhood ...
03/26/2021

We had a great time connecting with our community and some awesome organizations at tonight’s Good for the Neighborhood event at 1021 Broadway! Thanks to our friends and neighbors at Jericho Road Community Health Center for hosting! #matturbancenter #jerichoroadcommunityhealthcenter #goodfortheneighborhood #independenthealth #broadwayfillmore #buffalony

Spring has sprung at Hope Gardens! Our tenants and staff enjoyed an outdoor "Spring Fling" celebration in the sunshine y...
03/24/2021

Spring has sprung at Hope Gardens! Our tenants and staff enjoyed an outdoor "Spring Fling" celebration in the sunshine yesterday. Complete with a treasure hunt with numbered eggs and prizes, games guessing how many candies are in a jar, sweet treats from the kitchen, and the grand prize being a special day in the cooking alongside Miss Dawn - a meal of their choice. A special shout-out goes to our case manager Desiree’ Sullivan for organizing this fun event for our residents! #MattUrbanCenter #HopeGardens #PermanentSupportiveHousing #SpringHasSprung

Our waitlist is currently open for 2-bedroom apartments, contact us today!#housing #apartments #lowincome #community #bu...
03/22/2021

Our waitlist is currently open for 2-bedroom apartments, contact us today!
#housing #apartments #lowincome #community #buffalo #matturbancenter

We got a chance to take a peek at the construction progress at The Mill at Crossroads, an historic warehouse renovation ...
03/22/2021

We got a chance to take a peek at the construction progress at The Mill at Crossroads, an historic warehouse renovation by Regan Development on Doat Street that will become affordable housing. 21 of those apartments will be designated for homeless individuals and overseen by our Permanent Supportive Housing team, who will have offices on site. We can’t wait to see the building when it’s finished!

Stop by and see us next week at this community event hosted by our friends and neighbors at Jericho Road Community Heal...
03/18/2021

Stop by and see us next week at this community event hosted by our friends and neighbors at Jericho Road Community Health Center!

Thanks to Independent Health Foundation and many other community partners, we're hosting a Good for the Neighborhood FREE produce bag distribution event at #1021Broadway next week.

DATE: Thursday, March 25
TIME: 4-6 p.m.
LOCATION: Jericho Road's Broadway health center @ 1021 Broadway, Buffalo 14212

Bags will be packed with fresh fruits and veggies, thanks to Independent Health Foundation's Good for the Neighborhood.

We'll also have our friends from Algonquin Sports for Kids providing free play activities on the greenspace next to the building. The Independent Health Medically Oriented Gym at Jericho Road will be leading an outdoor fitness class. The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library - Central Library's Bookmobile will be there, EPIC - Every Person Influences Children will be hosting outdoor storytime, and many other partners will be on site providing information about their services.

Fingers crossed for a lovely spring-like day so we can get outside and enjoy all of these healthy activities. All are welcome!

May we introduce Matt Urban Center’s very own Leprechaun, our Pantry Coordinator Cathie Blaszky 🍀 #matturbancenter #happ...
03/17/2021

May we introduce Matt Urban Center’s very own Leprechaun, our Pantry Coordinator Cathie Blaszky 🍀 #matturbancenter #happystpatricksday #topothemornintoya

Our tenants at Hope Gardens did some St. Patrick's Day crafting today. They made glitter jars, a mindfulness tool used t...
03/17/2021

Our tenants at Hope Gardens did some St. Patrick's Day crafting today. They made glitter jars, a mindfulness tool used to help control feelings, reduce stress, anxiety, and overall anger management. They also enjoyed a St. Patrick's themed meal!

The Matt Urban Center, in partnership with the City of Buffalo’s STAND UP Buffalo program and 211 WNY, is providing rent...
03/16/2021

The Matt Urban Center, in partnership with the City of Buffalo’s STAND UP Buffalo program and 211 WNY, is providing rental assistance to at-risk residents who have been economically impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Arrears assistance for a maximum of three months and up to $4500 can be provided to those experiencing a COVID-19 hardship who meet income requirements.
Community members who are interested in applying to this program must first contact 211 WNY for initial intake and eligibility assessment. Those deemed eligible will then be referred to staff at our Matt Urban Hope Center. For more information, please visit www.211wny.org

We've been overwhelmed by the generous response to our ask for housewarming packages for our new tenants - our Developme...
03/10/2021

We've been overwhelmed by the generous response to our ask for housewarming packages for our new tenants - our Development Director's office is turning into a basket fortress!

We are still seeking Welcome Packages for our clients who are moving into new homes. If you are looking for a volunteer-at-home/donation project, this is a great opportunity to team up with your friends and family to give back. Visit our website to learn how to get started: http://bit.ly/3cTF4rM

Matt Urban Center's cover photo
03/08/2021

Matt Urban Center's cover photo

Wishing a Happy International Women's Day to our community and to the women of MUC, including our fantastic staff, board...
03/08/2021

Wishing a Happy International Women's Day to our community and to the women of MUC, including our fantastic staff, board members, volunteers, clients, and community supporters. If you want to see the powerful impact of women, the Matt Urban Center and the success of our programs is a perfect example. The women of MUC are working hard every day to make a positive difference in the lives of others and to further our mission to revitalize neighborhoods, serve families, and change lives. They are writing grants to fund essential community programs. They are teaching youth in afterschool programs and helping improve their academic outcomes and social wellbeing. They are conducting outreach under bridges to make sure homeless clients have what they need to survive. They are helping homeowners in the community weatherize and repair their homes. They are connecting our senior citizens to the resources they need to safely age in place. They are performing maintenance at all our buildings to keep them safe and comfortable to live and work in. They are helping homeless individuals secure housing and providing them with compassionate support and resources to improve their quality of life. They are planning and preparing delicious, healthy meals for tenants at our facilities. And they are overseeing the complex daily operations of our agency and working hard to keep things running smoothly. None of these tasks are small or easy, and we know the women of MUC are wearing invisible superhero capes every day. Here's to them, and to all the women who love, guide and support them along the way. We are a stronger organization, and the world is a better place, because of them.

We’re so grateful to Flower Studio Co. for selecting Matt Urban Center as a non-profit partner for 2021, collaborating w...
03/08/2021

We’re so grateful to Flower Studio Co. for selecting Matt Urban Center as a non-profit partner for 2021, collaborating with us to raise awareness of our work in the community and generously donating a portion of proceeds from their sales to support our mission. If you haven’t yet, follow @flowerstudioco and visit www.flowerstudioco.com to check out the beautiful bouquets you can subscribe to have delivered to your doorstep monthly! #flowerstudioco #freshflowers #supportsmallbusiness #communitypartners #shoplocal #matturbancenter #ourworkcontinues

Meet our small, but mighty homeless outreach team, Skylar and Elena. This hardworking duo was out at 6:00 this morning d...
03/05/2021

Meet our small, but mighty homeless outreach team, Skylar and Elena. This hardworking duo was out at 6:00 this morning doing their routine outreach in the 19° weather, checking on spots in the city of Buffalo where they know their clients may stay and stocking them with essentials like water, snacks, socks, and basic hygiene items. Check out our Instagram stories @MattUrbanCenter to follow along with Elena and Skylar as they do their thing (in their fierce matching boots)!

Hi, friends! Took us a minute, but we finally made our way to Instagram! Follow us @MattUrbanCenter for updates on how w...
03/04/2021

Hi, friends! Took us a minute, but we finally made our way to Instagram! Follow us @MattUrbanCenter for updates on how we’re continuing to revitalize neighborhoods, serve families, and change lives in our community.

Matt Urban Center's cover photo
03/03/2021

Matt Urban Center's cover photo

BUF on WECK
03/01/2021

BUF on WECK

Last call for Stadium Tour hoodies and tees! Final order is going in tomorrow, so make sure you don’t miss out. $5 from every item sold goes to Matt Urban Center in Buffalo!

👉🏻 https://bufonweck.com/category/stadium-tour/

A huge thank you to the Buffalo Bills for supporting Black Restaurant Week AND supporting the clients of our agency by o...
02/22/2021

A huge thank you to the Buffalo Bills for supporting Black Restaurant Week AND supporting the clients of our agency by ordering nearly 100 meals from At Eleven Wings & Cuisines for families staying at our Hope House shelter and our permanent supportive housing tenants at Hope Gardens and HELP Buffalo. They delivered generous helpings of delicious baked chicken, rice, macaroni and cheese, and green beans that our clients were so thankful for!

BUF on WECK
02/19/2021

BUF on WECK

Seriously, though. The print on these tees/hoodies came out absolutely insane. 😍😍

🤘🏻 If I have your size in stock, I'll have it in the mail next day for you.

💸 $5 from every Stadium Tour item sold is going to @matturbanhumanservices to help them continue to revitalizing neighborhoods, serving families and changing lives in Buffalo, NY.

👉🏻 https://bufonweck.com/category/stadium-tour/

Our kind friends at BUF on WECK are hosting another apparel promotion with proceeds supporting the Urban Center! Get you...
02/18/2021

Our kind friends at BUF on WECK are hosting another apparel promotion with proceeds supporting the Urban Center! Get yourself a shirt and show some love for your favorite local team and your favorite local human services organization!

🚨 2020-21 Stadium Tour Merch LIVE 🚨

🎸 Buffalo isn't soft blues and woodstock throwbacks. Buffalo is rock-and-roll! So we're dropping an "almost vintage" stadium tour collection to celebrate the 2020-21 season.

🤘🏻 Tees, hoodies, hats, & a LIMITED EDITION print

💸 AND we're running it back for @matturbanhumanservices, with $5 from item sold going to help them continue their great work in Buffalo.

🛍 Link in bio

EPIC - Every Person Influences Children
02/17/2021

EPIC - Every Person Influences Children

TONIGHT 🎥 📖 #StorytimeInYourNeighborhood is back! We are celebrating #BlackHistoryMonth and reading “Handa’s Hen” by Eileen Browne. Scroll through for some additional printable crafts that go along with our story. See you tonight, right here on Facebook at 5:30pm!

Jericho Road Community Health Center Deaf Access Services, an affiliate of People Inc.

Are you a senior (62+)  and considering a new living space? Our Thomas J. Wojnar Parkview Apartments has 1-bedroom apart...
02/17/2021

Are you a senior (62+) and considering a new living space? Our Thomas J. Wojnar Parkview Apartments has 1-bedroom apartments that will be available later this summer and we are now accepting waitlist applications! We are excited to share a sneak peak of the completed first phase of construction efforts to give these units a much needed refresh! Located at 104 Lewis Street on the East Side of Buffalo, amenities include laundry facilities on each floor, a card room, a security system and more. Rents starting at $445. To apply, visit http://urbanctr.org/housing-services/available-housing-rental-properties/lewis-waitlist/, call 716-893-7222 x222 or email us at [email protected].

Are you a homeowner on the East Side? Is there a major system such as your roof or main electrical panel that is in need...
02/15/2021

Are you a homeowner on the East Side? Is there a major system such as your roof or main electrical panel that is in need of repair?

As we all spend more time at home, ensuring your home is safe is a top priority. Contact us today at 893-7222 x213 for more information on current home repair programs available to low-income homeowners!

We recently started a "Staff Shout-out" initiative for our employees to give each other some well-deserved recognition f...
02/12/2021

We recently started a "Staff Shout-out" initiative for our employees to give each other some well-deserved recognition for the great things they do within and outside the walls of our agency. Our employees go above and beyond in their roles here at MUC, and in their non-work roles as grad students, parents, artists, coaches, and more. Especially during a time when we can't be physically present with one another as often as we used to, it's important that our staff be able to stay connected as a team. We're proud of our work here at MUC and we're proud of each other!

This week we are celebrating GALentine’s Day at Hope Gardens by spreading positivity & love. No one enjoys sweets more t...
02/12/2021

This week we are celebrating GALentine’s Day at Hope Gardens by spreading positivity & love. No one enjoys sweets more than the ladies of Hope Gardens, and they had plenty of options thanks to Miss Dawn, our fabulous kitchen coordinator! The residents played games, made heart shaped suncatchers, and are having a movie night with popcorn. Each resident was also gifted a special toiletry filled cosmetic bag, kindly donated by Renee Bush.

Our Homeless Outreach team had a great meeting with Captain Champion of the Buffalo Police Department's Community Polici...
02/11/2021

Our Homeless Outreach team had a great meeting with Captain Champion of the Buffalo Police Department's Community Policing unit. We were able to share what we do and discuss how our outreach team can work together with community police officers to provide better outcomes for homeless individuals. We're looking forward to collaborating to serve our community!

Are you a first-time homebuyer? Are looking to purchase a home in the City of Buffalo? We may be able to assist through ...
02/11/2021

Are you a first-time homebuyer? Are looking to purchase a home in the City of Buffalo? We may be able to assist through our Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance Program. Up to $5,000 is available to eligible low-income homebuyers. Contact us today! [email protected] or 716-893-7222 x213

We're excited to share that afterschool programming will return to Polonia Hall on March 1! Limited space is available -...
02/10/2021

We're excited to share that afterschool programming will return to Polonia Hall on March 1! Limited space is available - contact Justin Larke at [email protected] for more information or visit our website to fill out an application at www.urbanctr.org/afterschool

Our Housing & Community Development Department is excited to announce being awarded the Community Partnership Initiative...
02/09/2021

Our Housing & Community Development Department is excited to announce being awarded the Community Partnership Initiative through Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency. This year will mark over 20 years that we have been serving the East Side of Buffalo with home repair assistance and other programming through this contract, and is an exciting time with the expansion of our service area to include many additional East Side neighborhoods.
http://urbanctr.org/2021/02/02/muc-housing-department-expands-reach/

Phase one of construction on tenant units at our T.J. Wojnar Parkview Apartments is complete! Our first round of tenants...
02/04/2021

Phase one of construction on tenant units at our T.J. Wojnar Parkview Apartments is complete! Our first round of tenants are excited to be living in their newly renovated apartments.

COVID-19 has impacted everyone in many ways, and in this case it meant several delays in a major rehabilitation project for the building, with teams on every end working reduced hours, shipping and inventory delays, and smaller crews. Savarino Companies, LLC has kept to the task and ensured a smooth process along the way, coordinating with our Property Manager, Debbie Skulski-Wakelam, and Lincoln Moving and Storage of Buffalo to move residents into their new homes. Thank you to all of our partners on this project, including New York State Homes & Community Renewal, LISC WNY, Savarino Companies, LLC and Flynn Battaglia Architects.

Construction completion is still on track for summer 2021 and additional units may be available at that time. For additional information on this 32-unit apartment building or to apply to our waitlist, visit our website or call 716-893-7222 x222.

Address

1081 Broadway
Buffalo, NY
14212

Located along several NFTA Metro Bus Routes: Route #4 - Broadway Closest stops are: Broadway and Lombard Broadway and Sweet Broadway and Warren Route #19 - Bailey Closest stops are: Broadway and Lombard Broadway and Warren Also within walking distance of Route #23 - Fillmore/Hertel

General information

The Matt Urban Center is a multi faceted agency providing: Housing Services Senior Services Senior Apartments Weatherization Program Youth And Family Services Homeless Outreach Services G.E.D. and Work Skills Training Crime Victims Assistance 3 Food Pantries The Matt Urban Hope Center

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

Telephone

(716) 893-7222

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