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First Time Homebuyer Grants Available in Buffalo

First Time Homebuyer Grants Available in Buffalo

The Matt Urban Center is partnering with the City of Buffalo to offer up to $5,000 in down payment and closing cost assistance grants to eligible (low to moderate income) first time homebuyers purchasing a single family home anywhere within the City of Buffalo. Loan funds are provided as a no interest conditional grant. Houses purchased must be in generally good condition and remain owner occupied for a 5 year period after purchase. Don't miss out on this great opportunity! Please call 716-893-7222 x 231, email info@urbanctr.org, or stop by 1081 Broadway, Buffalo, NY 14212 for more information.

Elmwood Village Winter Market at Buffalo State Continues on February 27

Elmwood Village Winter Market at Buffalo State Continues on February 27

The new Elmwood Village Winter Market at Buffalo State, an indoor version of the popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, continues from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27. The market takes place in Buckham Hall on the campus of SUNY Buffalo State, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo. The 20-week winter market will run through April 30.

In addition to hosting nearly 20 quality vendors, several food trucks are also scheduled to join the market this Saturday. Rob Falgiano will provide musical entertainment from approximately 10:30 a.m. to noon, while Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village will occupy the community table.

Buckham Hall is located on Rockwell Road near Grant Street. Free parking is available on campus during market hours, and Lot R-13 is recommended for convenience.

Free Health and Safety Evaluation Provides Peace of Mind for Homeowners

Free Health and Safety Evaluation Provides Peace of Mind for Homeowners

Is your house healthy? If you’re not 100 percent sure, there’s a cost-free way to find out.

A New York State program now offers a free home health and safety evaluation — the NYSERDA Free Energy Audit — for homeowners. All homes are eligible for this service every two years, free of charge. 

“A home should be declared safe before starting any major home improvement project such as adding insulation or installing new windows,” said Jim Stroehlein, co-owner of Prime Time Energy Services. “If a home has an existing health or safety concern and you tighten up the building's shell, the existing problem will only be magnified by trapping it inside the home. This could create a hazardous or deadly environment.”

One potential safety concern is exposure to carbon monoxide gas, which can lead to CO poisoning or even death.

Elmwood Village Winter Market at Buffalo State Continues on January 23

Elmwood Village Winter Market at Buffalo State Continues on January 23

The new Elmwood Village Winter Market at Buffalo State, an indoor version of the popular Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, continues from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23. The market takes place in Buckham Hall on the campus of SUNY Buffalo State, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo. The 20-week winter market will run through April 30.

In addition to hosting nearly 20 quality vendors, several food trucks are also scheduled to join the market this Saturday. Rob Falgiano will provide musical entertainment from approximately 10:30 a.m. to noon., and PUSH Buffalo will occupy the market’s community table.

Buckham Hall is located on Rockwell Road near Grant Street. Free parking is available on campus during market hours, and Lot R-13 is recommended for convenience.

‘Quality of Life’ rehab program creates a comfortable, affordable living environment for homeowners

‘Quality of Life’ rehab program creates a comfortable, affordable living environment for homeowners

Creating a safe, healthy and comfortable living environment for homeowners is the goal of a unique “Quality of Life Through Construction” program offered by Prime Time Energy Services of Depew. Best of all, the program is set up to actually decrease the amount of financial burden that accompanies home-ownership and can provide a financial surplus at the end of the month.

“Our objective is to assist homeowners in the City of Buffalo and across Western New York with much-needed repairs to their homes, creating a safe, healthy and comfortable living environment in the process,” said Jim Stroehlein, co-owner of Prime Time Energy Services. “Working with community based agencies, we pursue financial assistance and grants on behalf of our clients to help them obtain a better lifestyle through affordable construction.” 

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Host Indoor Winter Market at Buffalo State

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market to Host Indoor Winter Market at Buffalo State

 

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, in partnership with the Elmwood Village Association and SUNY Buffalo State, announced today that for the very first time, the popular market will continue during the winter months at an indoor location. The market, which typically concludes its seasonal run on the last Saturday of November, will now continue from Dec. 5, 2015, through April 30, 2016, in Buckham Hall on the Buffalo State campus, 1300 Elmwood Ave. Buckham Hall is located on Rockwell Road near Grant Street. Free parking will be available on campus during market hours.

 

WNY Civic Hackathon Powered By AT&T Set To Address Community Issues Through Technology

WNY Civic Hackathon Powered By AT&T Set To Address Community Issues Through Technology

AT&T, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, University at Buffalo, dig Buffalo, InfoTech WNY and Buffalo Open Data partner to host a civic hackathon challenging teams to create innovative software and/or hardware solutions that will serve the community

 WNY Civic Hackathon powered by AT&T, the first ever daylong hackathon dedicated to solving local civic issues in the region, will challenge teams to face off to deliver the best civic technological solution in a 13 hour period for the following local issues; Housing/Property Blight, Transportation, and Advocacy/Public Policy. Cash prizes totaling $3,500 will be awarded, with a grand prize of $2,000, followed by a second place prize of $1,000 and $500 for third place.