- Homebuyer's Resources
- Renter's Resources
- Saving Money & Building Wealth
- Suggest a Resource (Email Link)
First Home Clubs
Through the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, First Niagara, M&T, Summit Federal Credit Union, Evans Bank and SEFCU offer First Home Clubs, in which first-time homebuyers can enroll in an IDA account for their first home. The funds homebuyers deposit in their accounts can be matched 4 to 1. For information about enrolling in a first home club, contact Lauren Jednak at 716-885-2344
Tips and Tools
US Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD): Buying a Home--Nine steps to buying a home, from figuring out what you can afford to signing the papers
The Nest.Com: Buying a Home--Information on everything from choosing a mortgage to making friends with new neighbors.
About.com's First Time Homebuying Guide--A wealth of information on first-time homebuying.
Help finding places to rent: search by city, county, region or ZIP, accessibility, and amenities. This site also has a calculator to help you determine how much you can afford in rent each month and one to help you calculate moving costs.
Rental Help: New York (HUD)
Search for a subsidized apartment and apply for section 8 vouchers.
Saving Money & Building Wealth
Building Wealth: A Beginner's Guide to Securing your Financial Future (PDF)
A great guide from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas on budgeting to save, saving to invest and controlling debt.
Two organizations offer weatherization services in the city of Buffalo.
>> NHS of South Buffalo
1937 South Park Ave
Buffalo NY, 14220
Tel. (716) 823-3630
Fax. (716) 823-2967
>> Matt Urban Center
Buffalo, N.Y. 14212
Tel. (716) 893-7222
Fax (716) 893-3279
Tips & Tricks
Weatherizationsource.com - All kinds of tips on weatherization, including projects you can do at home to save on energy costs.