City of Buffalo HomeGrown Homeownership

The City of Buffalo is working to give vacant homes a new life through their Home Grown Homeownership program. Scroll down for more information.

City of Buffalo HomeGrown Homeownership

The City of Buffalo wants to give vacant homes a new life through their Home Grown Homeownership program. First time, income-eligible homebuyers can purchase a vacant home from the City of Buffalo Division of Real Estate.

You can also receive financial help to make the necessary repairs to bring the structure up to code and ready for move-in. Funding from a conditional grant will be used for gap financing, if needed, toward the down-payment and closing costs, as well as repair costs.

***Please contact (716) 885-2344 ext. 13 or ext. 14 to discuss qualifications before starting a Compass account. You can also click here to contact us.

Not sure if you're ready for HomeGrown yet?

We know that there’s a lot of information to process, but purchasing a home doesn’t have to be confusing. If you’re at the start of your homeownership journey, this is for you! Don’t expect to buy a home within a year’s time? This is also for you!

What to expect at our FREE orientation…

Our highly trained counselors will explain the home-purchase process, and talk more about our programs and services to see which option(s) are right for you. After the orientation, you will also get a chance to chat with local mortgage lenders about their mortgage products and ask questions about the process. You will leave with plenty of helpful information to get you started, along with a better idea about where to start the homebuying process.

These FREE Orientations are held once per month at D’Youville College in Academic Center Building 5 at 11am or 5:30pm. Learn about down-payment and closing cost assistance, talk to home-buying counselors about the process, meet lenders and more!

Click here to learn more about the FREE Intro to Homebuying orientation.

Attend a free Homebuyer Orientation

Learn more about buying your first home, talk to experts and lenders, ask questions





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