Buffalo's homeless

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A second round of money from a federal Emergency Solutions Grant will go toward several agencies in the City of Buffalo which advocate for the homeless, assist with rapid rehousing and work to prevent at-risk people from losing homes amid the COVID pandemic, Mayor Byron Brown announced Friday.

Donations of socks & gloves needed for area homeless

Jan 31, 2018
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Several agencies are partnering for a collection drive to gather up two of the most requested items for area homeless. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says it is a sock and glove drive.  

WBFO file photo

Are you warm right now? Do you have your very own home or apartment to lay your head tonight? Is your refrigerator well-stocked with holiday delicacies?

Buffalo’s homeless targeted in violent attacks

Sep 28, 2015

An alarming spike in violence against the homeless is being reported by local advocacy groups. At least 10 assaults against homeless individuals have been carried out in the last two months, including attacks downtown and in the Elmwood Village.

Family Promise assisting homeless mothers

May 6, 2015
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

A local organization is working to assist homeless women. As Sunday mark Mother's Day Family Promise of Western New York has launched a Mother's Day Campaign reaching out for donations. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley met with Family Promise Executive Director Charlie LeFevre learning that some women could be spending Mother's Day on the streets.

Putting a face on the problem of homelessness

Dec 14, 2011
Photo provided by Buffalo City Mission

We hear the phrase “home for the holidays” quite a bit around this time of the year.  While the term might stir up warm and fuzzy feelings for some people, it rings hollow for those who don’t have a place to call home.