About Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority

The Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Buffalo, New York.

The Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority serves Buffalo, Hamburg, Amherst, Cheektowaga, Eden, Boston, Akron, Angola, West Seneca, Alden, Williamsville, East Aurora, Tonawanda, Kenmore, Springville, Clarence, Grand Island, Lancaster, Lackawanna, Depew, Blasdell, Holland, Orchard Park, North Collins, Orchard Park Town, Amherst Town, Clarence Center, County Subdivisions not defined, Angola on the Lake, Aurora, Billington Heights, Brant, Colden, Collins, Concord, Eggertsville, Elma, Elma Center, Evans, Farnham, Grandyle Village, Harris Hill, Lake Erie Beach, Marilla, Newstead, North Boston, Sardinia, Sloan, Tonawanda Reservation, Town Line, University at Buffalo, Wales and Wanakah.

Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waitlist: Open Indefinitely

The Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority (BMHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled households.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Call the BMHA office at (716) 855-6774 from 8:30 am until 4:15 pm ET.
  2. Visit the BMHA, located at 245 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222, from 8:30 am until 4:15 pm.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Displaced by government action, natural disaster, current or former employee of BMHA, or a veteran.

For more information, visit the BMHA website, or call the office at (716) 855-6711 from 8:30 am until 4:15 pm.

Last Updated on 04/13/2017.

Erie County, New York Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

The Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority (BMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for five days in from April 2017; and prior to that in June 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Terminated from the HCV program due to insufficient program funding, persons eligible to participate in the Non-Elderly Disabled program.

4,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, after sorting preferences.

For more information, visit the BMHA website, or call the office at (716) 855-6711 from 8:30 am until 4:15 pm.

Last Updated on 04/21/2017.

Public Housing Property Inspection Scores

All public housing projects and privately owned rental properties with project-based Section 8 contracts are inspected every 1 to 3 years by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The mission of REAC is to insure that HUD’s multifamily portfolio is well maintained, free of health and safety risks for tenants and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in HUD’s multifamily programs.

The highest REAC score possible is 100 points. Points are awarded in five inspectable areas: site, building exteriors, common areas, systems and units. Points may be weighted differently for different property types. For example, an urban property with little to no grounds might have a score weighted more on the building exteriors and less on the site whereas a suburban property with acres of land will be weighted more on the site review.

The frequency of REAC inspections is determined by the last REAC score a property received. If a property receives a REAC score of 90 or higher, the next REAC inspection will be scheduled in 3 years. Scores of 80 to 89 require re-inspection in 2 years and scores of 60 to 79 require re-inspection in a year.

A score of less than 60 is considered failing. Scores of 31 to 59 require re-inspection in 60 days and scores of 30 or lower are referred to a HUD Enforcement Center for corrective action.

Property Score Inspection Date
Sedita & Stuyvesan 93/100 10/30/2014
Comm. Perry Ext. H 67/100 10/27/2014
Walden Park 77/100 07/28/2014
A.d. Price - Phase 85/100 11/03/2014
Schwab, Kowal & Ms 81/100 10/16/2014
Holling Homes, Cam 77/100 10/14/2014
Shaffer Village & 46/100 12/01/2014
Langfield Homes 60/100 11/12/2014
Ad Price Phase Ii 94/100 07/18/2014
Kenfield Homes 69/100 01/20/2015
Lakeview Family Ho 95/100 10/20/2014
Fd Fed, Redwood, W 87/100 11/17/2014
Lower West Side Ho 63/100 12/04/2014
Comm. Perry Homes 56/100 10/22/2014
Lakeview On The Pa 95/100 07/31/2013
Lower West Side Ho 79/100 07/29/2013
Sedita & Stuyvesan 55/100 08/22/2013
Kelly Gardens & Ly 71/100 08/20/2013
Jasper Parrish Pla 47/100 08/07/2013
Schwab, Kowal & Ms 69/100 08/19/2013
Ferry-grider 80/100 08/05/2013

Public Housing Operated by Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority

345 Trenton Ave
Lakeview Seniors I is a 138 unit low income housing apartment community in Buffalo.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Buffalo.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
1 Jersey St
Lakeview Family Homes II is a 155 unit low income housing apartment community in Buffalo.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Buffalo.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
344 Perry St
Comm. Perry Ext. Hr., Slater and Mullen is a 400 unit low income housing apartment community in Buffalo.
515 Clinton St
Fd Fed, Redwood, Woodson and Ssc is a 138 unit low income housing apartment community in Buffalo.
326 Edison Ave
Kenfield Homes is a 658 unit low income housing apartment community in Buffalo.

Affordable Apartments near Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority

425 Porter Ave
L M Multi Rehab - 425 Porter is a 28 unit low income housing apartment community in Buffalo.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Buffalo.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
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39 Emslie St
St Patrick Village is a 10 unit low income housing apartment community in Buffalo.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Buffalo.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
251 Virginia St
State of New York is a 5 unit low income housing apartment community in Buffalo.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Buffalo.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
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