2016 Housing Programs

The UDCDA is pleased to announce several housing programs funded through the City of Buffalo that are open to residents of the University and Delaware Districts.

Emergency Home Repair Program

For homeowners in the University and  Delaware Districts in need of emergency home repairs, the City of Buffalo has funding available. The intent of the Emergency Repair Program is to address emergency situations such as utility service interruption (plumbing, heating and electrical) and the repair of specific house systems that are in poor or dangerous condition (roof, chimney).The Housing Office at 995 Kensington has applications available for income-eligible homeowners. Homeowners are encouraged to contact the UDCDA’s Housing Staff as soon as possible, since funds are limited.

Down Payment & Closing Cost Program

The City of Buffalo First Time Home Buyers Down Payment & Closing Cost (DPCC) Program, which seeks to expand opportunities for homeownership in Buffalo, may also be of help to those looking to purchase a home. The program provides funding of up to $5,000 to future homeowners with low or moderate income in order to assist with the down payment and closing cost of their home.


  • Applicants must be first-time homebuyers; that is, an individual and his or her spouse must not have owned a home in the last three years.
  • The property to be purchased must be a single-family home in the City of Buffalo
  • The property must be in good condition and in compliance with both the city’s housing codes and federal housing quality standards.


Do you know someone who could benefit from one of these programs? Please share our flyers and help get the word out!


To learn more about available housing programs please contact Gloria Bryant at 716-832-1010 (ext. 207) or by email at g.bryant@udcda.org.