Fillmore Leroy Area Residents, Inc. (FLARE) is dedicated to assisting the residents of Buffalo with their housing concerns.  FLARE is a full-service community development agency that has been located in the Masten Council District in the City of Buffalo since 1974.   FLARE's efforts are focused on assisting low-moderate income individuals to secure, maintain and repair their homes, improving their communities and increasing economic development in the neighborhoods in which it serves.  

"Building A Better Community Together"

"FLARE, Inc. programs are sponsored in part by the City of Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency through the Community Development Block Grant and/or HOME Program(s), New York State, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. "

Effective Monday March 23rd, our office will be closed to the public until further notice to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

We will continue to honor pre-scheduled in person appointments, unless State or Federal guidelines change do to the COVID-19.

The following updates to programs and services:

  • All inquiries for assistance with emergency roofing, emergency repair (sewer line, main water line, non-working furnace, boiler or hot water tank and defective main electrical panel) Target/Focus, 50/50 program, DCCP and HGH Programs must be done via telephone.
  • Apartment Application: can be requested by sending email to

For further questions feel free to contact us at 716-838-6740