Homefront, Inc, one of Buffalo’s community development non-profits, and a very important resource for home ownership in Buffalo and Erie County, is rehabbing six houses on 19th Street on the City’s West Side.
The houses will be gutted down to their foundation frames and will feature new roofs, new siding, new windows, new interiors, new wiring and new mechanicals. All of the rehabs will sell in the range of $49,000 to $56,000 with a purchase subsidy and are targeted for first-time homeowners. The rehabbed dwellings will all be single-family units.
The first house rehab, 106 19th Street (top image and right, below), is well under way, and work has also started on 100 19th Street (left, below).
The rehab of houses at 110, 113, 114 and 38 will begin on a staggered schedule in the near future. The goal is to have the entire project finished by the end of the fall of 2010. Financing for this project comes from the Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency (BURA), HUD and two New York State Housing agencies.
(100 19th Street before)
This project is the latest in a number of home rehabbing projects that Homefront has been involved in since 1975. Homefront has had successful home rehab projects in Schiller Park, Lovejoy, South Buffalo and the University District. Interested readers can pursue further information at Homefront or call 716.856.2952.