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Welcome Home, New York Buffalo!


On May 18th more than 400 people took part in the State of New York Mortgage Agency’s (SONYMA) Welcome Home, New York Buffalo! event at St John Baptist Church Family Life Center in the City of Buffalo. Participants attended free Workshops for first-time homebuyers and learned about various SONYMA products, the importance of pre-purchase counseling, and green/energy efficiency programs available from PUSH Buffalo and the NYS Energy Research and Development Authority—to name a few.

A wide array of vendors including lenders, realtors, appraisers, and non-profit agencies were on hand to provide valuable information and guidance.

HCR Commissioner/CEO Darryl C. Towns said, “Welcome Home, New York Buffalo! is part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s efforts to make New York’s communities, neighborhoods, and economy stronger and more vibrant. Affordable housing is a key ingredient. Events like this around the state are educating people about the advantages of SONYMA mortgages and successful homeownership.

HCR thanks Assemblywoman Crystal D. Peoples – Stokes, who spoke about the importance of homeownership, and Buffalo radio stations WBLK, Joy –FM, WUFO and WYRK for hosting the event.

Last Updated: 06/04/13