$1 Homes to Urban Homesteaders in Buffalo

City of Buffalo program has inspired a small and growing movement of "homesteaders" who are buying City-owned houses for one dollar and rehabbing them.

The City of Buffalo announced the long-vacant Lyth Cottage, a City landmark at 16 Harwood Place in the Hamlin Park Historic District, will be rescued from the brink. The keys to the historic brick and terra-cotta house, built as a servants quarters by Hamlin Park industrialist John Lyth in 1886, were ceremoniously handed to a new owner-occupant moving to Buffalo's distressed East Side from suburban East Aurora. The new owner was joined by several "homesteaders" who make up a movement in Buffalo to reclaim vacant, historic properties that have acquired by the City through tax foreclosure.

Thanks to Chris Hawley

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