Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency (BURA) – Housing Office

The Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency (BURA) is a public benefit corporation that was formed by an act of New York State Legislature in 1966. Its corporate purpose includes the general planning and operation of various urban renewal programs designed to prevent or eliminate blight and deterioration in the City of Buffalo.


To apply for the City of Buffalo Rental & Owner Housing Repair Program reach out to our Community Partnerships Groups. Contact the following agencies for your corresponding area:

Heart of the City Neighborhoods || (716) 882 – 7661

Lt. Col. Matt Urban Center || (716) 893 – 7222

Old First Ward Community Association || (716) 856 – 8613

University District CDC (Gloria J. Parks Center) || (716) 832 – 1010

Contact Loan Servicing: Get help with loan servicing issues, payments, loan modifications, lien releases, loan payoff, mortgage discharge and more.

Community Partners Look-Up Tool: The interactive took helps you find the community organization that can assist you with the several housing programs offered.

Down Payment Program: The Down Payment Closing Cost Assistance Program helps eligible low-income first-time homebuyers with costs associated with down payments and closing costs. 


Services Provided

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Loans (Specialty)
  • Real Estate Finance (Specialty)

Networking and Associations

  • Home Based (Specialty)
Contact Information
Yvonne McCray
65 Niagara Square
Room 920, City Hall
Buffalo, NY 14202