Federal Housing and Urban Development Department BMHA proposes ban on smoking in all residential facilities and offices By Avery Schneider • Jan 21, 2016 Avery Schneider / WBFO News The Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority is taking the initiative on recommendations by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to go smoke-free. Listen Listening... / 1:31 WBFO’s Avery Schneider reports. Feds warn of possible takeover of public housing managed by BMHA By Brian Meyer • Apr 9, 2015 WBFO News file photo The Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority could face a federal takeover if steps are not taken to address a large number of vacant units in public housing complexes. Niagara Falls helping homeless vets By Mike Desmond • Jul 15, 2014 Niagara Falls is joining the the push to end homelessness of veterans. It's part of a national push from the Federal Housing and Urban Development Department.