Community & Preservation Resources

City of Buffalo

Grants/Homeowner Funding Resources

  • Homeowners Tax-Credit Workshops
  •  Gas Meter Beautification grant application
  •  City of Buffalo Housing Grants
  • Heart of the City Neighborhoods, Inc.
  • Guides

  •  Your Home in Allentown: What to know about owning a home in this historic district
  •  Buffalo Historic Property Owners Guide
  •  Erie County Housing Resource Directory: A guide for solving housing related problems
  • Links

  •  Report Housing Violation through 311 Resolution Center
  •  Buffalo Housing Court Community Complaint Form
  •  City of Buffalo Historic Preservation website
  •  Preservation Buffalo Niagara website
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    New York State

  • New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation
  • Preservation League of New York State
  •  Erie County Housing Resource Directory: A guide for solving housing related problems
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    National Programs and Federal Government

    Links

  • Department of Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation website
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    Articles

  • Department of Interior: Tax Incentives for Preserving Historic Properties
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation: Retrofitting Historic Windows
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation: Energy-Saving Guide
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation: Making Historic Interiors More Comfortable
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation: Insurance Tips for Historic Homes
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    Local Preservation Advocacy Organizations

  •  Allentown Association
  •  Campaign for Buffalo History, Architecture and Culture
  •  Landmark Society of Western New York
  •  Buffalo Reuse (re-purposed and recycled materials)
  • ReUse Action (used, surplus and reclaimed building materials)
  • ReStore Habitat for Humanity (gently used furniture, household, building supplies)
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    Allentown Neighborhood & Block Groups

  •  Kleinhans Community Association
  •  Days Park Block Club
  •  V.E.T.T.E. Block Club (Virginia, Elmwood, Trinity, Tupper, Edward area)
  •  Linwood Preservation District and Friends
  •  Nextdoor.com (private, neighborhood-based social network)
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    Research Sources

  • Buffalo Architecture and History archives
  •  How to Research Local Architecture
  •  How to Halt a Demolition
  •  Preservation Dictionary
  •  National Register Information System
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    Allentown Historic District Boundaries