Broadway Fillmore NHS Awarded $500,000 in Home Repair Funds

The New York State Affordable Housing Corporation recently awarded Broadway Fillmore NHS $500,000 to complete home repairs for low-income homeowners.  Funds will be used to correct major systems – roof, electric, heating, plumbing and other health/safety issues.  Energy conservation work will also be included.  To start the application process, you may stop by our office and pick up an initial intake form, or you may download it here.  bfnhs-home-repair-intake-form-2017   There is a preference for very low-income homeowners – below 50% of area median income (currently $33,650 for a family of 4), and for low-income seniors (over 62).

The funds are structured as 90% grant and 10% owner contribution.  Owners who have no other source of funding for their contribution may borrow the funds from BFNHS at 3%.  The priority service area for the funds is Best Street to the North, Koons and Babcock to the East, Seneca Street to the South and Herman and Smith Streets to the West.

For more information, contact our housing counselor, Lynnette Gospodarski, at 716-852-3130 extension 1.

311 Breckenridge – For Sale

Update:  The property was sold on January 31, 2017.

Broadway Fillmore NHS and HomeFront have collaborated on the rehabilitation of 311 Breckenridge.   The formerly vacant property (near Grant) has had a complete makeover and is now for sale. The house is approximately 1500 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms.  Everything is new, including roof, siding, windows, closed-cell insulation, central air, on-demand hot water, hardwood floors throughout, custom kitchen cabinets with stainless steel dishwasher & microwave, two-story front porch with access to upper level from the master bathroom, and a rear deck.

The asking price is $190,000.  If you are interested, please contact Lynnette Gospodarski at 716-852-3130 ext. 1, or  lgospodarski@780fillmore.org

311 Breckenridge - Before and After 311 Breckenridge - kitchen

BFNHS Awarded $315,000 for Home Repairs along the Fillmore Corridor

Broadway Fillmore NHS is now accepting applications from low income homeowners who live along the South Fillmore corridor (Best Street to Seneca).   This includes the adjacent streets.  Eligible applicants must live in the home, meet the income requirements, be current on their taxes & have homeowners insurance.  (We can help with the insurance requirement.)   We are particularly looking for very low income frail elderly owners.

Property owners will be required to bring their property up to current residential property code.   This will include issues such as asbestos, lead paint, energy conservation & accessibility.  All owners will be required to contribute a minimum of 10% of the project costs.  If the total project cost is $40,000, the owner must contribute at least $4000.  We can provide a low interest loan (3%) for owners who need to borrow the funds to meet this requirement.  The balance of the funds will be in the form of a recoverable grant that will be forgiven if the owner remains in the home for a minimum of 5 years.

To start the application process, please call our office (716-852-3130) or stop by and pick up an initial intake form.  You may also download the intake form by clicking here.  HOME LPA – Intake Form 2016  The intake form is an initial screening document.  It is not the application.

The initial  intake window closes on August 15, 2016.  If we have more eligible applicants than funds, we will conduct a lottery.  Applications received after August 15th will be date and time stamped and will be processed only if there are any remaining funds.

 

BFNHS Awarded $300,000 in Better Buffalo Funds

On April 24, 2015 NYS Empire State Development awarded Broadway Fillmore NHS $300,000 from the Better Buffalo Fund Main Street Initiative. The funds will be used to create new businesses and residential units in mixed-use buildings at the intersection of Broadway and Fillmore, and on streets adjacent to the Broadway Market (Gibson & Lombard).  The goal is to create or enhance four (4) commercial spaces and create at least five (5) new residential units in unused space above commercial businesses.  $25,000 has also been budgeted for streetscape improvements (for example – signage, trash cans, benches, planters & trees).

Property owners are eligible for grants (5 year regulatory period) up to $50,000 per building with an additional $25,000 for each residential unit produced.  Owners are required to provide a match of at least 25% of total project costs.  Funds are being administered by NYS Homes & Community Renewal on behalf of Empire State Development.

For more information, contact our offices.