2761 Maple Avenue, Newfane, New York 14108 | Phone: (716) 778-9344

Housing & Emergency Housing

Need help finding or maintaining a house? Need emergency housing assistance? Check out the following local resources:


Salvation Army Newfane Service Unit

Emergency assistance for rent or mortgage, utilities, and/or clothing needs.

Hours: Wednesdays, 9:00am – 2:00pm

Address: 2569 Main Street, Newfane, NY 14108 (Living Water Church)

Telephone: (716) 778-5904


Niagara County Department of Social ServicesHEAP Program

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) helps pay the cost of heating homes for low-income Niagara County residents. If you are eligible, you may receive one regular HEAP benefit per program year and could also be eligible for emergency HEAP benefits if you are in danger of running out of fuel or having your utility service shut off.

Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 am-3:45 pm

Address: 20 East Avenue, Lockport 14095

Telephone: (716) 278-8400


Habitat for Humanity Lockport, Inc. – Newfane Initiative

Call or email for more information about applying for a Habitat for Humanity Home.

Contact Person: Pastor Kim Smith

Telephone: (716) 778-7111 (Newfane United Methodist Church)

Email: NewfaneMethodist@verizon.net


Niagara Community Action Program, Inc. – Weatherization Assistance Program

The Weatherization Assistance Program was implemented in 1976 to assist income eligible Niagara County residents with improvements in heating efficiency by producing fuel savings through energy conservation measures.  This program is funded by New York State Homes and Community Renewal.  You can visit their website by clicking here: www.nyshcr.org

Phone: (716) 285-9681

Fax:  (716) 285-9693

Address: 1521 Main Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14301

Email:  weatherization@niagaracap.org


Niagara Community Action Program, Inc. – Rural Preservation

The Rural Preservation Program was implemented in 1986 to preserve and enhance the housing stock of eligible residents residing in the 12 rural towns and 5 rural villages of Niagara County, New York (excluding the cities of Niagara Falls, Lockport, and North Tonawanda). Programs offered include: Home repair grants, Home ownership and maintenance counseling, and Links to organizations that offer additional services.

For more information regarding the Rural Preservation Program andspeak to Mark Crage, Housing Coordinator.

Phone: (716) 434-4679

Fax:  (716) 434-4638

Address: 180 Washburn Street, Lockport, NY 14094

Email:  MCrage@niagaracap.org


Niagara Community Action Program, Inc. – Fair Housing Advocacy Program

The Fair Housing Advocacy Program provides resolution in housing discrimination.

The Fair Housing Advocacy Program provides assistance to persons who feel they have been discriminated against in the area of housing. Federal and state laws make it illegal for anyone to refuse to rent or sell housing or make a housing loan because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, age or because you have children. Under the Fair Housing Advocacy Program, Niagara Community Action Program, Inc. will help to see if the law was broken, attempt to resolve your complaint and / or prepare your complaint for referral to the appropriate federal, state or local housing discrimination agency.

Phone: (716) 433-6632

Address: 180 Washburn Street, Lockport, NY 14094

Email: JSmith@niagaracap.org (Jaquinda Smith is the Family Development & Nutrition Supervisor who oversees the Fair Housing Program)


Lockport CARES

Emergency homeless shelter for up to 10 consecutive business days. Safe, secure, drug-free environment with homemade breakfast and dinner.

Eligibility: In order to be admitted to the shelter you must first call the intake hotline at (716) 939-0926

Address: 192 Genesee Street, Lockport, NY 14094

Telephone: (716) 438-2273


Lockport Housing Authority

Provides housing assistance to low income families through section 8 and public housing programs.

Address: 301 Michigan Street, Lockport, NY 14094

Telephone: (716) 434-0001


Ivy Lea Construction Inc.

Home improvement and remodeling contractors. Provides no-cost energy efficiency solutions to income-eligible New Yorkers through EmPower NY.

Address: 440 Northwood Drive, Tonawanda, NY 14223

Telephone: (716) 875-8654