Our Mission

To maintain and enhance the quality of life within the University Heights by working with residents, property owners, block clubs, UB staff and students, law enforcement, business owners and elected officials in order to coordinate and develop resources and responsibilities within the community.


The University Heights is a unique, diverse, and affordable community located in the northeast corner of Buffalo. The Heights has seen incredible change since it’s original development in the early 20th century. It remains a highly walkable and dynamic neighborhood, with vibrant commercial districts filled with local small businesses, an eclectic mix of historic homes, a multitude of parks, and access to public transit.

Get Involved

The UHC is an umbrella organizations for the many block clubs in the neighborhood as well as acting as a sponsor for the Capen Garden Walk, University Community Farmers Market, and the University Heights Tool Library. Learn how you can get involved with these and other neighborhood initiatives.

News & Events

From Blighted To Beautiful, Bailey Fights Blight Transforms East Side Streetscape One Building At A Time August 26, 2016 - Buffalo, NY – Stocks are rising at the corner of Bailey Avenue and Stockbridge Avenue thanks to a new mural on the side of a long vacant building. Bits of painted over graffiti and the remains of an old plywood sign have made way for an electric green background punctuated by gold and copper lines […]
Fall 2016 Plant & Seed Exchange August 25, 2016 - Join the Capen Garden Walk for their Annual Fall Plant and Seed Exchange on Saturday, October 1st, from 10AM – 2PM at the University Presbyterian Church. Perennials and beautifully packaged seeds with seed guide. Bring a plant, take a plant and get your garden ready for Spring and Summer blooms. Art activities for those inclined […]
Emergen-Tree Watering Campaign Launches! August 10, 2016 - Started in early 2014, ReTree the District is a community-based project with the goal of planting 1,000 trees across University District. To date, 785 trees have been planted in the district thanks to well over 1,000 volunteers and dozens of partner organizations. More than just planting trees, however, the project has been a catalyst for […]
UHAA ARTfest 2016 August 10, 2016 - The University Heights Arts Association (UHAA), a grass-roots member-based arts organization anchored in North Buffalo, is pleased to present the third annual ARTfest in celebration of their community art programs which offer completely free art opportunities to artists, hobbyists and enthusiasts of all ages at mulitple locations throughout Western New York. ARTfest 2016, like the […]
Cleveland Hill United Methodist Church Praise Party August 8, 2016 - On Saturday August 20, 2016, Cleveland Hill United Methodist Church will be hosting a Praise Party for the community. Our church’s mission is to reach out to our community with open doors, open minds and open hearts. We will be Praising God with the word, music, food, activities, games and a children’s bible study, all […]