Our Mission

NeighborWorks® Community Partners Buffalo is a catalyst for building and strengthening communities. This means that no matter where you are in your homeownership journey, we can help guide you through the process. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, or are already a homeowner, we offer financial education, post-purchase education, low-interest lending, home repair and rehab programs, lead paint testing, home energy audits, and more!

Who We Are

Initially founded in 1980, the former West Side Neighborhood Housing Services was a NeighborWorks® Chartered Member that shared staff and programs with Black Rock-Riverside Neighborhood Housing Services. Together, the two agencies offered full-cycle lending and other neighborhood-stabilizing programs to all communities west of Main Street, in the city of Buffalo. Today, West Side NHS and Black Roc-Riverside NHS have become NeighborWorks® Community Partners Buffalo and offers a wide range of Homeownership programs.

NeighborWorks® Community Partners is a collaborative formed in 2016, and is comprised of four organizations. We have four offices, located in Buffalo (West Side and Black Rock-Riverside), Niagara Falls and Rochester, and are committed to providing quality services that help individuals and families with modest budgets create homes across Western, NY.

In 2019, we have begun taking steps to better align our identities by launching new names for the local organizations using “NeighborWorks® Community Partners” as the common name, with the local region attached to it to specify its service area: e.g. “NeighborWorks® Community Partners – Buffalo,” etc.

We have come together to grow our reach in providing, preserving and maintaining homes across the western half of New York State.

The impact of our organization goes beyond immediate assistance or short-term solutions; we strive to improve neighborhoods, cities and municipalities by leveraging resources and collecting data that builds positive results through additional partnerships and collaboration. Homeownership is important to building sustainable communities. We are here to help folks purchase, maintain and keep their homes.

Our collaborative is able to collectively meet individual needs for home ownership education and lending programs, home improvement and rehab support, energy efficiency, and flood programs across Western NY. Learn about our services.