Erie County/Town of Hamburg 2015 Action Plan and the Five-Year Consolidated Plan 2015-2019
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership Grant (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, on behalf of the Erie County Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Consortia, has prepared a draft 2015 Action Plan and a Consolidated Plan (CP) for 2015-2019. The document outlines the Consortia’s goals and objectives relative to housing, economic development, community development and homeless issues with specific attention given to the needs of low/moderate households residing in the Consortia communities. The following municipalities comprise the CDBG Consortium: Cities of Lackawanna and Tonawanda; Towns of Alden, Aurora, Boston, Brant, Clarence, Colden, Collins, Concord, Eden, Elma, Evans, Grand Island, Holland, Lancaster, Marilla, Newstead, North Collins, Orchard Park, Sardinia, Wales and West Seneca; Villages of Akron, Alden, Angola, Depew, East Aurora, Farnham, Gowanda, Lancaster, North Collins, Orchard Park and Springville. The HOME Consortium includes the above communities, as well as the Town of Hamburg and the Villages of Blasdell and Hamburg.
The Action Plan for 2015 provides a basis for assessing performance against the Consolidated Plan and identifies specific projects for 2015. It also serves as a combined application for federal funds under three (3) of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) formula grant programs, including CDBG, HOME and ESG.
The following HUD entitlement grants are anticipated: Erie County CDBG of $2,681,397 plus estimated program income of $489,165; Town of Hamburg CDBG of $370,000 plus estimated program income of $200,000; Erie County HOME Grant of $671,941 plus estimated program income and/or recaptured funds of $133,685; and Erie County Emergency Solutions Grant of $200,598.
A public comment period on the draft Action Plan and Consolidated Plan will be held from January 12 to February 12, 2015. Hard copies of the draft CP are available at the following locations: Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, Edward A. Rath Building, 95 Franklin Street – Room 1053, Buffalo; Public Libraries in the Villages of Akron, Angola and Hamburg; the Towns of Concord, Lancaster and Hamburg (Lakeshore Library); and the Cities of Buffalo (Main Branch), Lackawanna and Tonawanda; Lackawanna City Hall; Tonawanda Municipal Building, Hamburg Town Hall, Hamburg Community Development Office at 6122 South Park Avenue, Lackawanna Municipal Housing Authority and Tonawanda Municipal Housing Authority. You can also view the draft CP on Erie County’s web site at www.erie.gov or you can view the Town of Hamburg’s draft CP at its website at www.townofhamburgny.com.
Three (3) public hearings were held to discuss the draft Action Plan and Consolidated Plan mentioned above. The public was encouraged to attend these hearings, which were held:
- Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 6:30 p.m., Lackawanna Public Library, Community Room, 560 Ridge Road, Lackawanna;
- Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 7:00 p.m., Hamburg Town Hall, Lobby, S-6100 South Park Avenue, Hamburg; and
- Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 7:00 p.m., City of Tonawanda, Court Room, 200 Niagara Street, Tonawanda.
Meeting rooms were fully accessible. Persons with special needs should contact the Community Development Program at 858-8390 or write to the address listed below by January 16, 2015.
Written comments on the draft Action Plan will be accepted through February 12, 2015 by Thomas J. Dearing, Deputy Commissioner, Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, Edward A. Rath County Office Building, 95 Franklin Street – 10th Floor, Buffalo, NY 14202. Fax number, 858-7248 and e-mail address Thomas.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written comments on Hamburg’s draft Action Plan and Consolidated Plan will be accepted through February 12, 2015 by the Town of Hamburg Department of Community Development; 6122 South Park Avenue, Hamburg NY 14075 or via e-mail to Communitydev@Townofhamburgny.com.
Non-English speaking persons or persons with Limited English Proficiency should contact Ellary Mori at (716) 858-2733 or Ellary.Mori@erie.gov for further assistance or to access documents in another language.
Para asistencia en Español, se puede contactar a Ellary Mori (716) 858-2733 o Ellary.Mori@erie.gov
Last updated: September 30, 2015 3:00pm