Funding

BNSC’s work is funded by a wide array of sources, including private financing, competitive funding awards from New York State and the City of Buffalo, support from local elected officials and organizations
including Council Member David Rivera, State Assemblyman Sean Ryan, the Buffalo office of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), the Oishei Foundation, M&T Charitable Foundation, the Swift Family Foundation, the Wendt Foundation, and private donations.

Competitive Awards Received:

MAD Plan

11 units funded through NYS Small Projects Initiative, Federal Home Loan Bank and City HOME funds

Urban Initiative

Complete exterior renovation of three units funded by NYS Urban Initiatives Program

Sustainable Neighborhood Initiative

  • Five units to be renovated beginning the Summer of 2012
  • Restore NY is a secondary funding source

Grant Street Commercial Corridor

Administer funds for commercial improvements and streetscape enhancements along Grant Street on Buffalo’s West Side

Neighborhood Stabilization Funds

Create a land bank to purchase vacant and abandoned property