News Conference: UB launches program encouraging employee home ownership in South Campus neighborhood

Release Date: November 19, 2015

BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi will brief the media on the launch of UB H.O.M.E., a new program to provide financial assistance to university employees, encouraging them to purchase homes in the University Heights and neighborhoods surrounding UB’s South Campus.

When and where: Friday, Nov. 20, at noon in Allen Hall on the UB South Campus.

What: The UB H.O.M.E. program will help university faculty and staff purchase a home within designated neighborhoods.

Why: UB remains committed to its historic South Campus, a Western New York landmark dating back to the 1920s. The university is also committed to helping to stabilize and revitalize neighborhoods surrounding the South Campus. To further this goal, UB is intent on encouraging its employees to invest in a home through the UB H.O.M.E. program.

Who: The following leaders from UB, its partners in UB H.O.M.E. and Western New York elected officials will be available to respond to questions and provide additional background:

  • Satish K. Tripathi, PhD, UB president
  • Laura E. Hubbard, UB vice president for finance and administration
  • Byron W. Brown, mayor, City of Buffalo
  • Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes, New York State Assembly
  • Timothy Kennedy, New York State Senate
  • Rasheed N.C. Wyatt, council member, City of Buffalo
  • Megan Burns-Moran, executive director, West Side Neighborhood Housing Services
  • Susan Jouard, senior regional public affairs and communications advisor, NeighborWorks America
  • Lisa Akers, board chair, West Side Neighborhood Housing Services
  • Brian White, board chair, Black Rock-Riverside Neighborhood Services

Visual: Two displays, one with a map showing the UB H.O.M.E. geographic eligibility area, and a second with UB H.O.M.E. funding options.

On-site media contact: John DellaContrada at 716-361-3006.

Media Parking: Members of the media can park along the service road leading to Allen Hall.  Building No. 31 on the South Campus map:

Media Contact Information

John DellaContrada
Interim Vice President for Communications
Tel: 716-645-4601 (mobile: 716-361-3006)
Twitter: @UBNewsSource