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About Us

Project Team


Dawn E. Sanders-Garrett, Project Director
Executive director of the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority (BMHA)
300 Perry Street
Buffalo, New York


Henry Louis Taylor, Jr., Project Coordinator
Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning
Director, UB Center for Urban Studies
Hayes Annex C
South Campus
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York


Steering Committee

Dawn E. Sanders-Garrett , Executive Director
Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority

Henry Louis Taylor, Jr., Professor
Director, UB Center for Urban Studies
University at Buffalo

Modesto Candelario, Assistant Executive Director
Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority

Vanessa Solomon, Director of Management
Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority

Elaine Diallo, Resident Commissioner, Chair of the Resident Empowerment Committee of the Board of Commissioners
Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority

Sam Smith, Chair, Jurisdictional Wide Resident Council
Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority

Cynthia Worthy, President of the Commodore Perry Resident Council
Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority


Current Partners

The BMHA-HUD Choice Neighborhood Planning Initiative is a collaborative, which is based on the development of a network of partners.  The current list of partners is not fixed, but will continue to grow and develop throughout the life of the project.

Back To Basics Outreach Ministries

Belle Center

Big Brothers Big Sisters

BMHA - Residential Services Division

BMHA - Wide Tenant Council

Boys and Girls Club of Buffalo

Buffalo City Swim Racers

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center

Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority

Buffalo Outdoor Urban Education

Buffalo Police Athletic League (PAL)

Buffalo Police Department

Buffalo Public Schools

Buffalo Sewer Authority

Buffalo State College: Buffalo Urban Outdoor Education

Buffalo State College: College Awareness Project

Buffalo State College: Computers for Kids

Buffalo State College: Hillside Work Scholarship Connection

Buffalo Transportation Museum

Buffalo Urban Development Corporation

Buffalo Weed And Seed

Catholic Charities

Cazenovia Resource Center

Citizen Action of New York

City of Buffalo Office of Strategic Planning

City of Buffalo Parks and Recreation

Closing the Gap

Commodore Perry Tenants Council

Community Action Organization of Erie County (CAO)

Computers for Children

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County, NY

D'Youville Nursing Workplace Diversity Program

Daemen College

Department of Public Works

Dixon Enterprises

DuPont Mentoring Program

DuPont Tutoring

Early Childhood Direction Center

East High School

Child and Adolescent Services

Ellicott Business Association

Ellicott District Community Development

Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation

Erie County Department of Health

Erie County Industrial Development Authority

Erie County Medical Center (ECMC)

Every Person Influences Children (EPIC)

First Amherst Development Corporation

First Ward Community Association

Foit-Albert Associates

Futures Academy

GAR Associates Inc.

General Mills Mentor Program

Harvest House Ministry Center

Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection

Huntington Learning

JFK Center

Kaleida Health

King Urban Life Center

Lanigan Field House

Larkin Development Group

Literacy New York

Literacy Volunteers

Living Our Legacy

Locust Street Art

Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP)

Masten Resource Center

Men Against Destruction Defending Against Drugs And Social Disorder (MAD DADS)

Mercy Comprehensive Health Care Center and Clinic

Michigan Preservation Corporation

Mid-Erie Counseling

MLK Community Action Organization

MLK Parent Teacher Organization

Mobile Safety-Net Team

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

New York State Department of Health

New York State Division of Homes and Community Renewal

Niagara Frontier Transit Authority

Northwest Buffalo Community Center

Old First Ward Community Center

P2 Collaborative of WNY

Parent Child Home Program, King Center Charter School

PCN Planning & Information Center

Perry Tenant Council

Princeton Review

Project LEE Schools of Wisdom

Promise Neighborhoods

Read to Succeed Buffalo

Roswell Cancer Institute

Say Yes to Education

Science Firsthand Learning Inc.

Seneca Babcock Center

Seneca Development Corporation

Seneca Gaming Corporation

Sheehan Health Clinic

Sister Karen Klimczak Center For Non-violence

South Buffalo Education Center

Sparks Alliance

St. Bonaventure

Stop The Violence Coalition

Towne Gardens Pediatrics

UB Center for Urban Studies

UB Cora P. Maloney College

UB Liberty Partnerships

UB School of Social Work

United Way

Upgrade Academics

WNY Mobile Safety Net Team

WNY United



The PCN Transformation Plan

The final Perry Choice Neighborhood Transformation Plan is complete and has been submitted to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. To view the plan and other documents related to the 2013 HUD Choice Neighborhoods NOFA, please click here.

Proposed Development


The overall neighborhood design provides a wide range of mixed-use amenities on Perry Street and South Park Ave connected by a network of richly landscaped tree-lined streets, including a new central park and a 105,000 SF Life Chances Center. THE BMHA-PCN project replaces 222 housing units with 495 mixed income units over five years; with a long term goal of 414 public housing units with approximately 415 mixed-income units over a period of ten years.

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P&I Center

All residents are welcome!

400 South Park Avenue

Open Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm

How can we help you?

The Planning and Information Center serves as a connector between the planning initiative and residents of the Perry Choice Neighborhood. It helps forge creative and innovative strategies aimed at getting residents to participate actively in all phases of the neighborhood planning and development process, to increase their information literacy rate and help them solve problems that thwart the community building process.

Upcoming events and activities happening at the P&I Center

Supportive Services Map

Click on the link below to view a comprehensive and interactive map displaying the location and details of support service providers within the Perry Choice Neighborhood.

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